Some of the darkest foliage going! Like the stone after which it is named, the rounded and lobed leaves of this evergreen “Coral Bell” seem almost black from a distance, making it a great choice for adding rich, dark tones. Plants form an 8-15” high and wide mound of densely-packed 2-3” wide leaves. Small creamy white flowers borne on wiry 2’ stems appear in late Spring, attracting hummingbirds. Planted in some sun, the glossy dark purplish-maroon leaves achieve their darkest color and hold onto it all season. Great for adding pizzazz to shady gardens or container plantings – place next to plants with lime-green foliage for the best *pop*! Also makes a stunning low border and looks great among broad succulents like Aeoniums and Echeverias. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Very cold hardy and not high up on a deer’s menu.

Curious Plantsman

Low Water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 4-11
(USPP# 14,836)