Coral Bells Melting Fire

 
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Coral Bells Melting Fire has leaves that begin bright red, and darken with age to maroon. With its vibrant foliage color, this 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
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
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 ABLTVXX

Plant Information

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
AFLTV31 (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
5HEUC (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
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, Plants for Small Spaces
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsCoral Bells Melting Fire
 
3.8

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80%

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

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5.0

Add some color

By 

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Getting Started

Comments about American Meadows Coral Bells Melting Fire:

Bought two of thes last year. One of them has died. It was planted in a dry area. I did move it but it just did not grow back this spring. But the other one has turned it out quit fine. The leaves are very pretty and give some color to the overall landscape. Has tiny little white blooms.

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4.0

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from Greensboro, NC

Pros

  • Low Maintenance

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Coral Bells Melting Fire:

      I planted two of these. Looks like it is better for them to get the morning and afternoon sun and then shade the rest of the day.
      The first has grown very well. The second I had to move. It got Sun in the afternoon and evening and tended to dry out and did not grow at all. After moving it has recovered quite well. These do not require to much watering but like to be moist.

       
      1.0

      This plant died after 4 months

      By 

      from Lake City, FL

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Was A Beautiful Color

      Cons

      • Did Not Survive
      • Slow Growth
      • Stayed Same Size

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Coral Bells Melting Fire:

        The plant did not grown beyond the original size. The color was beautiful. After 4 months the plant died.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great color with morning dew

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Coral Bells Melting Fire:

        Good offset to some grasses

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very hardy and adaptable

        By 

        from Denver, Co

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Coral Bells Melting Fire:

        I got these plants for a trouble part of the garden. Nothing seems to grow well, I have tried everything, but plants just seem to have a tough time growing there. I currently have a hodpoge of plant's growing to see what does best. I bought both the Bee Balm plant and the Heuchera Melting Fire from here. Both are doing great and look like they will thrive in this area. The Bee Balm did not bloom this year but looks healthy and is at least 30" tall, I will expect it to bloom next year. The Heuchera had a rough go at fist, but came back and looks great, both plant seem to be very hardy and adaptable. The Heuchera is a lovely colour and I look forward to getting more. My plane for next year is to buy more of both, and plant where the other plants have failed.

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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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