coral bells

noun

variants or coralbells
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a perennial alumroot (Heuchera sanguinea) widely cultivated for its feathery spikes of tiny usually reddish bell-shaped flowers

Examples of coral bells in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plants below include red twig dogwood, coral bells, and astilbe, to name a few. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 30 May 2024 For sunny spots, add gaura, a long-blooming perennial that adds feathery lightness, and coral bells for foliage interest. Suzanne S. Brown, The Denver Post, 14 May 2024 Also called coral bells, they are not planted for their flowers, but hummingbirds love them. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 25 Apr. 2024 Petty’s graceful arrangement of coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea ‘Coral Bells’), white sage (Salvia apiana), fragrant pitcher sage (Lepechinia fragrans), hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) and sugar bush (Rhus ovata) still looked fresh and lovely on my dining room table a week after it was made. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 From marigolds to coral bells (aka heuchera), standby blooms like chrysanthemums and pansies, and so many more, what's not to love? Taylor Augustin, House Beautiful, 14 June 2023 For instance, the greenish-blue foliage of Blue Haze cools off the heat of Fire Alarm coral bells. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Varieties to try: Purple Pearls, Pearl Glam SHOP NOW Coral Bells Grown primarily for its colorful foliage, heuchera, also called coral bells, is a cold-tolerant perennial that comes in every shade from deepest burgundy to lime green and everything in between. Taylor Augustin, House Beautiful, 14 June 2023 Some lovely choices include bear’s breeches, heartleaf brunnera and coral bells. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 8 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coral bells was circa 1900

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“Coral bells.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coral%20bells. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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