Vivid foliage emerges metallic pink, maturing to a dark berry pink with dark gray veins; rose-pink flowers rise on dark stems; amazing contrast to other plants, great versatility; keep the soil moist in the heat of summer
Pink Panther Coral Bells feature dainty spikes of rose bell-shaped flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage in mid-summer. Its attractive crinkled lobed leaves emerge rose in spring, turning plum-purple in colour with distinctive dark gray veins and tinges of silver the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pink Panther Coral Bells is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low-maintenance plant and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Pink Panther Coral Bells is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pink Panther Coral Bells will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 28 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.