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Q.Why Are My Coral Bells Dying?

Zone 20853 | Anonymous added on September 26, 2021 | Answered

Thank you for your help! Our coral bells have struggled in this location. The location faces east and gets a mix of sun and shade (sun in the morning and early afternoon depending on the season). All of the coral bells were very healthy in the spring. The location gets more sun in the summer time, which is when the plants die off. The green coral bells are the only ones that have fared ok with the change in seasons. The purple and gold ones have not done well. I did use miracle grow bloom booster (the hose sprayer certain) towards the end of this spring and one of the plants died off shortly thereafter, so I stopped using it at that time. The other plants died off later in the summer. The location is on a slight incline, so I think the water should drain ok.

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Answered on October 10, 2021

They may be getting too much sun. Coral bells do best in filtered light or in woodland gardens. Too much water will also sound the death knell. Here are ideal growing conditions:


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