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Heuchera 'Melting Fire' - Coral Bells

Perennials

Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

Coral Bells

‘Melting Fire’ is a seed variety of Heuchera, or coral bells. Ruffled leaves emerge bright crimson in spring and mature to a dark maroon red by summer. Leaves acquire tinges of purple in fall that last throughout winter. In late spring to early summer, bell-shaped, small white flowers bloom on slender, wiry red stems rising above the foliage mound. Flowers typically bloom for 4-8 weeks. Excellent for edging. Remove any damaged leaves in spring, otherwise no pruning is required.

Additional:

Heuchera can be grown under Black Walnut trees.

Coral Bells Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in full sun in the north, but prefers some shade (particularly in the heat of the afternoon) in the south. In the St. Louis area, best foliage color may occur in sunny spots with part afternoon shade.

Height:

12-16 Inches

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Spread:

12-16 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Specimen
Edging
Focal Point
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Great Companion Plants for Heuchera 'Melting Fire'
Fern, Lady Fern, Lady (Fern, Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Red Lightning')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Spartacus')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Winter Snow')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Guacamole')
Sedge Sedge (Carex oshimensis 'Evergold')
Similar Plants to Heuchera 'Melting Fire'
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Obsidian')
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