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

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!


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

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.