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Melting Fire Coral Bells

SKU: AM014004
$10.95
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Heuchera
Advantages
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
8-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

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.