Southern Gardening: Coral bells bring color and texture to gardens
Coral bells are perpetual favorites, and their colorful foliage can add interest and texture to any garden.
The first coral bells had green foliage, but these days, green foliage selections can be hard to find. New selections have purple, red, and white marbling and different colored venation. You will often see foliage colors of bright gold, orange and brown. Still others have different colors on top and bottom, so the colors flash when the wind blows.
Coral bells also put their texture on display. Some have ruffled margins, some have deep cuts in the foliage, and others have smooth margins.