Heuchera 'Forever Red'

Coral Bells

Evergreen, Semi-evergreen Perennial

Heuchera Forever Red, also known as coral bells, is a rapidly growing, compact, evergreen perennial. Prized for its glossy, vibrant red to burgundy leaves, elegantly lobed and lightly ruffled. This plant has red stems that mirror the foliage color, providing sturdy support to creamy-white flowers emerging from delicate pink buds. The leaves showcase their richest red tones during the cooler temperatures of spring and fall.

Maintaining the plant's vitality is easily achieved by dividing and replanting as necessary, ensuring a consistently fresh and vigorous appearance. Deadheading the flowers post-bloom enhances its aesthetic appeal. With a potential height of 7 inches and a spread of 14 inches, Heuchera Forever Red is an excellent choice as a ground cover or a captivating addition to mixed beds and containers.

Adaptable to both sun and shade, this versatile perennial thrives in USDA Zones 4 through 8. Whether used to complement a sunny garden or add vibrancy to a shaded area, Heuchera Forever Red brings enduring beauty to diverse garden settings.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 6 - 12 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Mounding
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf / Compact Plant

Foliage Color: Red
Leaf Shape: Palm-shaped

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream, Pink
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, Late Spring / Early Summer
Flower Shape: Panicle

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Drama / Focal Point, Groundcover, Massed, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, continuity creator, matrix / mingler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate

Plant Combos