|Common Name||Alum root|
|Plant Series||Heuchera FRONT & CENTER™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP21880|
|EU Grant #||EU29053|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||9" / 15" / 18"|
|Finish Time||Medium (6-8 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Flowering Season||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Foliage Color||Purple, Red|
|Soil (Garden)||Moderately well drained, organic Soil (Garden) types are best.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.5|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Hummingbird Attractor, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor, Winter Color|
|Nutritional Needs||100 - 150 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average, better too dry than too wet when established.|
|How Different?||'Fire Chief' has a compact habit with red foliage and very free flowering stems of flowers that are a bicolor of dark pink and white.|
|Landscape Value||mass planting, mixed beds, container.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||A Visitor Favorite in the 3 year Mt. Cuba Center trials - Heuchera For the Mid Atlantic, 2014. Will grow in full sun in the Pacific Northwest, but seems to be happier in part shade. Good container plant.|
|Grower Notes||Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting. Cold not required for flowering. Received the highest rating at MSU for container culture.|
Heuchera ‘Fire Chief’
Mid-sized leaves of glowing wine red make a gorgeous medium size mound. These are topped with bi-colored pink and white flowers on dark red stems. Foliage turns a little browner in the winter, but otherwise holds its wine red color. Blooms continuously spring, summer, and fall like H. 'Paris'. You'll need to call the Fire Chief when you see this one!
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