Dolce Cherry Truffles Coral Bells - Five from Plant Sale - September 2020
The sixth variety of plants that we bought at the Morton Arboretum Plant Sale is a set of five Coral Bells. Specifically, DOLCE Cherry Truffles Coral Bells. These aren't the FIRST Coral Bells that we have in our landscape as I planted one (not sure of the cultivar) in a container in 2019 and transplanted into a foundation bed in the Fall. By August of 2020 (a little bit over a year ago), I checked in on the plant and it seemed to be doing well. In that post, I mentioned that the best practice is to divide these things every three to five years. 2019 = year one, 2020 = year two. Next year is year three. Come Spring, I'll take a shot at dividing it.
Here - below - is the sign for this variety - DOLCE Cherry Truffles Coral Bells from the plant sale.
The description reads:
Beautiful bright red, heavily ruffled leaves form a low, mounding habit. In Summer, the bright color persists, maturing to a rich mahogany red. Dark burgundy stems hold light pink flowers and dark rose calyxes.
I posted about the All Gold Japanese Forest Grasses that I bought a few days ago and one of the inspiration photo that I found for those grasses included some of these coral bells as companion plants and that's why I bought five of these.
Despite not knowing the variety of the Coral Bell that I have on the side of the house, these are of a proper pedigree. Walter's Garden praises these as improving on an already-favorite Cinnamon Curls Coral Bells:
For those that loved the bold texture of CINNAMON CURLS™ comes an improvement that keeps the popular shape and color, but adds increased vigor and size. New leaves are bright red, heavily ruffled, and form a low, mounding habit. In summer, the bright color persists, maturing to a rich mahogany red. Dark burgundy stems hold light pink flowers and dark rose calyxes from early to midsummer. A wonderful color for all seasons.These are from Proven Winners:
2020 Morton Arboretum Fall Plant Sale Posts:
- A pair of Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses destined for outside our screened porch
- A unique, ruffled hosta named Waterslide
- An upright and narrow hosta - Praying Hands Hosta
- A Japanese grass that I've lusted after finally was added to our yard - the All Gold Grass.
- A lacy backdrop plant - the Chocoholic Black Snakeroot - that was new to me.
- Companion plants to the All Gold forest grasses - these dark red Coral Bells (DOLCE Cherry Truffles) are very heavy on the ruffles.