What Is This Plant? (Coral Bell)

I received this plant as a gift and I am not sure on what it is. Could anyone tell me? Thanks.

Lisa from Toronto, Ontario

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

I think it might be what we used to call a beefsteak begonia. It should get a begonia flower on it soon if it is.

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

That is a Heuchera (hoo-ker-ah). They like dry shade and look really great when combined with hostas, etc.

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

they are called coral bells

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

Heuchera!

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July 3, 20080 found this helpful

It is a begonia!

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July 4, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks!

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July 4, 20080 found this helpful

It could be a diablo ninebark

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

It looks like a baby maple tree. lol

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

I agree its Heuchera (hoo-ker-ah) I googled Heuchera, diablo ninebark ,beefsteak begonia. Judging by how they all look it looks like Heuchera. I know nothing about plants at all..

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

I vote on the begonia. :o)

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

I used to work at a greenhouse. I don't think it's a begonia. They are way darker, and uglier than that plant on your picture. It may however be a different type of begonia lol. I remember asking my supervisor about that plant on your picture cause they looked like miniature maple trees. All I know is they have a messed up name. I only worked there for a couple months so I don't remember.

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July 6, 20080 found this helpful

I had one. It is called Coral Bells, Heuchera 'Purple Palace'. It likes sun/partial shade.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

It's a coral bell plant.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

It is a coral bell.I have one like it. They are very pretty.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

I have one and I was told it was called a giant begonia. It sure does get big. My sister's was almost 4 ft tall last summer. I left mine out in the winter and I thought it was a goner, but it came back this summer.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

I have tons of these and they are coral bells! They are beautiful with there long stems of petite blooms!

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

Looks like a Heuchera, Palace Purple to me. I have two growing in my garden in the UK.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

It's a heuchera - I have a couple in my garden.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

Hallo Tina

I'm pretty sure your plant is a Begonia Rex grown for the lovely foliage. Sometimes you may get tiny white flowers but they are nothing like the flamboyant Begonias! Regards Polly from wet and very windy UK - is it July or March?

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

Hallo Lisa

I am sure your plant is a Begonia Rex, it is grown for the beautiful foliage, if you are lucky you will get some small white flowers but they are nothing like it's more glamorous relatives.

Regards from a very wet and windy uk

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

Looks like a Begonia - possibly an angel wing.

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

coral bells - just bought 4 at Lowes

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

Begonia!

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

It DEFINITELY is a palace purple heuchera (hew-ke-ra), officially Heuchera Micrantha. It grows in sun to partial shade, likes rich, well-drained soil, and you may want to mulch it in the winter to prevent the ground from heaving due to freezing and thawing (I don't mulch mine). There are several other varieties such as coralbells, chocolate ruffles, pewter veil and ruby veil. It is NOT a begonia. I repeat, it is NOT a begonia!!

Marilyn from Wisconsin

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

I believe it is a type of coral bells...should get white or pink flowers on a long stalk mid summer. Hope that helps!

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July 7, 20080 found this helpful

Coral Bells (heuchera). Our daughter gave us 4 of these plants for our 35th wedding anniversary 5 years ago which we still have. Since coral is the 35th anniversary gift we thought these plants were very appropriate and thoughtful for the occasion. We moved them from Maryland to Tennessee and they made the trip wonderful when we relocated for retirement 4 yrs ago.

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

Begonia!

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

Looks like an angel wing begonia. Not winter hardy outside. Makes a beautiful plant and if allowed to climb and twine will cover a canopy.

Enjoy.

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

Not a begonia! It is coral bells, I have some too.

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July 12, 20080 found this helpful

I don't understand why everyone is calling this plant a begonia. When it flowers (which should be now), you'll see it's a variety of coral bell I believe this one has teeny white flowers held on tall wire-like stems above the base, a perennial plant that does well in light shade and can be separated after a few years and after several plants start at the crown. ENJOY them.

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July 12, 20080 found this helpful

Coral Bell, I have 3 of them.

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July 14, 20080 found this helpful

It's not a great pic, but it looks like a Begonia Rex, and specific cultivar is called "Dewdrop". The attached pic is an example for comparison.

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July 20, 20080 found this helpful

It's a coral bell, common name Chocolate Soldier.

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August 2, 20080 found this helpful

I have a pineapple plant which at every eye of this plant growth another new plant and on the top growth a small pineapple too. Do you know what is the other name of this pineapple? thank you

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