Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

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Common Name:
Coral Bells
Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
10 Inches
Garden Spread:
8-12 Inches
  • Bright red foliage, changing to dark maroon in summer
  • Ruffled leaves give the plant a fancy appearance
  • Miniscule white flowers on red stems appear midseason

Heuchera 'Melting Fire' is a beautiful coral bell with deep maroon foliage that is heavily ruffled. The new foliage emerges bright red along with the white flowers in the spring. This is a great plant to use in containers, beds, and as an accent. U.S. native.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flower, Mass Planting, Edging
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Heat Tolerant, Evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Coral Bells prefer moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Amend with compost before planting. They will take sun or partial shade, though afternoon shade is required in hot regions to prevent leaf scorch. In cold climates, mulch well, after the ground freezes. If the plants heave due to frost, carefully press back into place in spring. Heucheras generally need to be divided and replanted every 3 years, burying the woody rootstock and keeping the crowns above the soil surface.

Photo(s) courtesy of Emerald Coast Growers

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