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

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

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 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

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Maroon in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Leaf and bud eelworms Vine weevil , Leaf and bud eelworms

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes. Cut back any dead or untidy foliage in spring.

Propagation

Divide in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Maroon in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Leaf and bud eelworms

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes. Cut back any dead or untidy foliage in spring.

Propagation

Divide in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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