heuchera x 'fire alarm' (coral bells)

Size: 1 gallon
  • upright stems with panicles of small creamy-white flowers
  • bright orange-red foliage in the spring and fall (cooler temperatures)
  • foliage deepens to a brownish-red in the summer
  • compact mounding habit
  • bloom time: may to june
  • zone 4
  • height 30-35cm
  • spread 30-40cm
  • colour white
  • grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial sun
  • newer cultivars are bred to tolerate more extreme growing conditions such as drought, heat, humidity, and exposure levels
  • heuchera are very versatile and create an excellent, colour, contrast option, in mass or as an individual, accent perennial
  • remove spent flowers from taller cultivars to keep a uniform appearance
  • when planting, it is important to note that the crown remains slightly above soil level to prevent stem rot. Root weevils are a common problem for coral bells
  • partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • heat tolerant
  • low maintenance
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)