sun, part-sun, part-shade
rich, average, poor, loam, gravel/rock
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"This coral bells cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which features a basal mound (typically to 12" tall) of maple- or ivy-like long-petioled leaves (3-5" wide) which are an attractive deep purple above and beet-red beneath. Foliage color may fade to a bronze-green in hot summers. Tiny, pinkish white, bell-shaped flowers in open, airy panicles are borne on slender, wiry, dark red stems extending well above the mound of leaves, typically to a height of 15-24" in late spring to early summer." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
"Grows best in rich, loamy, moist, well-drained soil in part to full shade. If it is to be grown in full sun, adequate moisture is a must! Divide clumps every 3-4 years. May be raised by seed as well. Deadhead to extend flowering season. Use as an edging plant in perennial beds or to add interest to the woodland garden." -- North Creek Nurseries
'Palace Purple' was the The Perennial Plant Association's (PPA) 1991 Perennial Plant of the Year™.