coral-bells

coral bells

noun
an alumroot, Heuchera sanguinea, of southwestern North America, having red, bell-shaped flowers, cultivated in many varieties.

Origin:
1895–1900

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To coral-bells
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

coral-bells

(Heuchera sanguinea), hardy garden perennial, of the saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae), native to North America from Mexico to the Arctic. Coral-bells is a compact, bushy plant growing in tufts, with flower stems about 45 centimetres (18 inches) tall. It has spikes covered with pendant coral-coloured flowers about the size of lily of the valley bells. The leaves are borne on short stalks that rise from the base of the plant. Many colourful varieties of this summer-blooming plant have been developed as garden ornamentals.

Learn more about coral-bells with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature