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Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

Emerging bright red leaves deepen to maroon with very curly edges.

This Coral Bells selection sports handsome colourful foliage. It forms a low mound of ruffled bronzy-brown leaves, the new leaves tinted red when they first appear. Taller stems produce sprays of small white flowers in late spring. Excellent for edging in sun to part shade. Remove any damaged leaves in spring, otherwise no pruning is required. Evergreen. May need protection from afternoon sun in regions with hot and humid summers. If plants become leggy or woody at the base, just lift them in early autumn or spring and replant with the crowns placed lower down in the soil. The first ruffled-edge strain to be offered from seed.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

16-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-70° F providing 35% - 50% shade. Keep evenly moist but not overly wet or dry. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering for healthy roots. Once actively growing, begin feeding at 75-150 ppm N with each irrigation. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks depending on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil taking care not to bury the crown which is most common cause of failure with Heuchera. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.