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How to Grow Coral Bells Flowers
Coral Bells plants are native to woods and prairies of North America. These plants look good growing almost anywhere you plant them. Coral Bells are a perennial plant. They have evergreen leaves with scalloped edges.
There are about three dozen species of Coral Bells. 1/2 inch bell shaped flowers bloom in the spring atop tall, thin spikes. Flower colors are shades of red, white, pink and coral.
Coral Bell plants grow 1 to 3 feet tall.
Hummingbirds are attracted to Coral Bells.
Try Coral Bell plants in shade gardens, rock gardens, as border edgings, and for ground cover. Try growing Coral Bells in containers, on your patio or deck.
Coral Bells are grown from seed. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden or started indoors for transplanting later. If planting directly outdoors, sow Coral Bell seeds after the soil has begun to warm in the spring.
Coral Bells can also be propagated by dividing the clumps in the spring or the fall.
How to Grow Coral Bell Plants:
Growing Coral Bells flowers is easy. They grow best in full sun to partial shade. They tolerate a variety of soils, but do best in a rich soil.
Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month. We also recommend that you add a thick layer of compost or mulch, to feed the plants, keep weeds down, and retain moisture.
Keep plants watered, especially in the first year, and during dry periods.
After the first bloom in spring, deadhead spent blooms. This will promote a second bloom for the plants.
The roots are used to shrink body tissue for nose bleeds, sore throats, ulcers and piles.
Insect and Disease:
Coral Bells are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
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