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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Viking Ship Foamy Bells (12 of 15)

Heucherella 'Viking Ship' - Viking Ship Foamy Bells (Coral Bells)
Hybrid perennial of Coral Bells (Heuchera) and Foam Flower (Tiarella)
Lush green foliage resembling maple leaves and hot pink flowers in late spring
Plant in rich, organic soil that is moist, but well-drained
Plant in partial shade; will tolerate more sun in northern climates with reliable moisture
Dislikes being covered by heavy mulch; prune away tattered foliage in summer
Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 12-18 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in sun to partial shade. mulch after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring.

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' – Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
Note: This is a favorite of Walter's.
Small deciduous tree noted for its white flowers in spring followed by edible fruit in summer
Has good red/orange fall color
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Height: 25 feet; Width: 30 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in sun; mulch after first hard frost; protect from salt; fertilize in spring and again in fall.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in spring and again in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in spring and again in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring and again in fall.

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