Heuchera Fire Chief

Front & Center™ Series

Coral Bell, Alum Root

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

Preorder for Spring 2021

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Plant Code: HEFC

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Color to the rescue! With glowing red foliage, this chief commands attention as it emerges in spring. More floriferous than most, bicolored pink and white flowers rise on red stems summer to fall. The scalloped foliage matures to a handsome smoky red.

Heuchera Fire Chief from the Front & Center™ Series was a visitor favorite during the 3-year trial conducted by Mt. Cuba Center botanical gardens. Coral Bells flaunt a dazzling array of foliage color, texture and shapes. Vigorous and bearing many dainty flowers, these varieties make excellent border plants with their neat clumps of evergreen foliage.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 9" (18" in flower)
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Full Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Pink
Accent: White
Patent: PP21,880
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • OK in Containers

Heuchera General Information

Heuchera make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Dainty flowers are held aloft on airy stems May through July. These versatile perennials can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Prefers average to moist soil conditions.

Heuchera Plant Care

Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. In cold climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwintering mulching. Shear off any damaged leaves in early spring to make room for new foliage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring.