Heuchera 'Obsidian' Coral Bells



These shiny dark, nearly-black leaves have slight undertones of purple and maroon. Heuchera 'Obsidian' coral bells is a bold perennial for shady borders and container arrangements alike. To make this licorice-look-alike even sweeter, in summer the plant becomes topped with tall scapes of tiny white bellflowers that contrast the foliage and attract pollinators.

Commonly called "coral bells," Heuchera is one of the easiest perennials to grow. Plant 'Obsidian' in moist, well-drained soil, and remove dead foliage when necessary. While it can handle more sun in northern climates, it must have afternoon shade in the south.


  • Common Names: Coral Bells
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining soil
  • Height at Maturity: 8"-10"
  • Width at Maturity: 16"
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Color: Almost Black

Special Features

  • Attracts: Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Juglone.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

Division every few years can help to maintain vigor. Remove dead leaves and bloom stalks as necessary.

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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