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Heuchera 'Melting Fire' (Alum root 'Melting Fire')

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

Other names: Alum root 'Melting Fire', Coral bells 'Melting Fire', Coral flower 'Melting Fire', Fancy-leaf coral bells 'Melting Fire'

Genus: Heuchera

Variety or Cultivar: 'Melting Fire' _ 'Melting Fire' is a vigorous, clump-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial bearing lobed, rounded, ruffled, maroon leaves, red beneath, and slender, wiry, stems bearing open panicles of white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Heuchera 'Melting Fire' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage: Maroon in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

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Specific pests: Vine weevil , Leaf and bud eelworms

General care

Pruning: Remove faded flower spikes. Cut back any dead or untidy foliage in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Divide in autumn.. REGISTER to

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Heuchera 'Melting Fire' (Alum root 'Melting Fire') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Banks and Slopes, City, Ground Cover, Underplanting

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil in sun or partial shade. Rootstock tends to lift out of the ground so mulch annually or lift and replant. Mulch in spring. Flowers best when plant receives some morning sun.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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