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12 Plant Varieties and Their Zones

Learn more about these 12 plant varieties and the planting information for the different zones.

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Mardi Gras Coral Bells(9 of 12)

- An evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with variegated leaves of coral, orange, green and gray.
- White flowers on stems above the foliage in spring.
- Plant in partial to full shade.
- Plant in moist to dry, but well drained rich soil.
- Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears.
- Height: 14-16 inches
- Width: 15-18 inches
- Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:

Zones 4-5: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade. Mulch after planting and again after first hard frost to prevent heaving. Avoid contact with salt and water during dry periods. Remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears and pull mulch away from crown in spring.

Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to medium shade. Mulch after planting and again in fall and water during dry periods. Remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears and pull mulch away from crown in spring.

Zones 7-9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade. Mulch after planting and again in fall. Water during dry periods and remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears. Pull mulch away from crown in spring.

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