Heuchera 'Fire Alarm'Heuchera 'Fire Alarm'

Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’

Bigger and brighter than ‘Fire Chief’ or ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Fire Alarm’ is bright red in spring and fall and darkens to a brown-red during the summer. This hybrid of H. villosa has thick, leathery red, red leaves that make delightful medium size mound. ‘Fire Alarm’ complements almost every section of the color palette, but it can stand on its own without question. Won the Silver medal at Plantarium 2014 and best Heuchera in the Shade in Ohio State trials, 2012.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 14″ / 13″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August

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Common Name Coral Bells
Family Saxifragaceae
Genus
species hybrid
Plant Type
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP24525
EU Grant # EU37063
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 14" / 13"
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Soil Moderately well drained, organic soil types are best.
pH 5.5 - 6.5
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Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy Dormant in winter.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average, better too dry than too wet when established.
How Different? The reddest foliage of any Heuchera! Large glossy leaves shine red all spring through fall. Bigger plant than 'Fire Chief'. Glossier, redder, and more vigorous than 'Autumn Leaves'.
Landscape Value Accent, container, shade mass planting, mixed beds, winter color.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Cooler temperatures bring out the brightest reds. Rated the "Best Heuchera - Shade" in the 2012 Ohio State Trials Won Silver Metal for Novelty at Plantarium in The Netherlands 2014
Grower Notes Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.
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