Coral Bells Melting Fire

 
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Melting Fire has leaves that begin bright red, and darken with age to maroon. Vibrant foliage color , this Coral Bells variety grows to 18" tall. (Heuchera)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Native
Native
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 8-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU AFLTV31

A whole new group for your garden. Coral Bells, or the Heuchera are a group of small perennials commonly found as native plants in North American woodlands, and they've been ignored until recently. During the 1990s, some enterprising US nurserymen realized the Coral Bells were diamonds in the rough, and went to work. Their efforts have created a mini-sensation in the world of perennials, as more and more gardeners discover these great plants.

Some of the natives are alpines from the Rockies, others are dwellers in lowland southeastern forests. But all have several wonderful things in common. They have beautiful foliage, with large leaves in several colors that remind many of grape leaves, and the foliage lasts through the winter. With hybridization, some of the foliage colors have become truly spectacular, with rich shades and fascinating bi-colors.

Now there are new Heuchera hybrids almost every year, and the group gains popularity all the time. They take full sun or partial shade. And while most of these are grown for their handsome foliage, many also have lovely flowers, some spectacular. Best of all, the plants bloom for weeks and weeks. The flowers rise from a clump of leaves on elegant, thin stems which are lined with the small bell-like blooms.

Associated SKUs
ABLTVXX
5HEUC (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLTV31 (Plant - 3" pot)
Common Name Coral Bells
Botanical Name Heuchera
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 8-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Burgundy
Foliage Emerging bright red leaves deepen to maroon with very curly edges.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Evergreen
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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