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Key Lime Pie Coral Bells Heuchera hybrid

  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
16" 14"
8" - 16"
10" - 14"
  • Details


    I express YOUR style.

    Stunning chartreuse foliage all year

    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 16 Inches
    10 - 14 Inches
    10 - 14 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Cut Flower
    Uses Notes: 

    Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    They begin blooming in early spring. Deadheading won't keep them blooming longer. However, removing the flower stems once the plant has finished blooming will keep them looking tidier. Plants can be divided in spring or fall for personal use.

    An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    We've launched a PR campaign - Dolce Heucheras: The Other flowering plant for part to full shade that starts with H. Dolce are the aristocrats of Heucheras (coral bells). As the Spokes-Heuchera, I say we start with me. My mounded, 8-16 inch clumps of scalloped, heart-shape leaves are veined and mottled in shades of bright lime green. These colors deepen and intensify in cool weather and my foliage keeps its looks all winter. In spring to summer, long, erect flower spikes of tiny, bell-shaped pink flowers rise as many as 10 inches above my leaves where they remain for weeks.

    Dolce are Perennial in zones 4 - 9, drought tolerant, attract hummingbirds, and easy to grow. I'll get in trouble if I don't promote my siblings, too. So here goes: Blackcurrant, Creme Brulee, Creme de Menthe, Licorice, Mocha Mint, and Peach Melba.

    Key Lime Pie Heuchera hybrid 'TNHEU042' USPP 16,735, Can 2,564
  • 22 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • This plant has been a super trooper! I have had it happily growing in shady spots around our yard for the last 6 years with excellent performance. I have successfully divided it several times, with excellent end results each time. It most definitely prefers a shadier location over sun; in fact, in my experience, the shadier the better for this fella. A true winner in my book!

      , Washington
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I believe Heucheras are the most UNDER RATED plants! They grown with no special attention and are outstanding here in NE Pa. I planted one about 15 years ago between the roots of my huge (we think over 150 yrs old) spruce tree and it's a dry shaded area. To this day even on winter days, when we get out of our cars and the temperature is above freezing--this Heuchera greets us the a bright chartreus green foliage all year round! I have planted about four across the front of our yard at the base of a small "bump" garden (soil mounded across the front that started as a hill but is now a "hump" ) and they have drawn comments from joggers that go by our house. I will be buying more. They are pest free, need no special care, just grow and give you months of beautiful foliage! I would wish this grower would have more variety!

      Martha Andrews
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Seems to be the strongest chartreuse/yellow huechera here in a sunny, hot, very dry environment. Gets additional water but most still die off in a year; this really did look good all year.

      Leslie Robinson
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Planted in full sun. Outstanding cultivar. Some years it is still glowing on Thanksgiving day. Long lived.

      Suzan McIntyre
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • I LOVE the color, the shape of the leaves and that it survived -40 this winter!!

      , Alberta
      , Canada
      , 11 years ago
    • Very nice color. Looks good most of the year but does tend to fade a bit in the late summer. Still, it holds up wonderfully and I like it with Caramel.

      Tina Ramsey
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • Terrific color, robust performer, undemanding. Grows in full sun in my patio bed and does very well.

      Gotti Kelley
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • The color stays bright and the plant is robust.

      , Washington
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • Great performer in the shade. It really lights up the dark spots with that essential bright green.

      Coleen Toone
      , Utah
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • Beautiful color! Tough plant! Had a tree fall on it in the fall and it even survived the winter here with the temp at -30* and that's not with a wind chill! I recommend this plant to everyone!

      S. Calsyn
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
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