Heuchera 'Fire Chief'

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Takes foliage interest to the next level

Pink and white bicolor blooms adorn the foliage almost all year long.

Fire Chief is a remarkable Coral Bells not just because of its intense scarlet color, but also for its amazing blooms. The dainty flowers are a lovely accent, the stems are tall and brightly colored, and best of all, these little flowers rebloom like crazy!

Reaching less than 2 feet high and wide, this mounding, layered perennial is often a blaze of scarlet for the partly shaded garden. The foliage is large and somewhat maple-shaped, really showy even from a distance. It will be evergreen in most climates, turning purplish for winter and then emerging fresh crimson again in spring. The colors of this foliage vary with heat and leaf maturity but you'll never be bored!

The blooms are pale pink and bell-shaped, arising on tall, slender stems at the center of the plant. They first appear in late spring in most climates, then repeat at intervals all summer and even into fall. Butterflies take note, adding their own brilliant color to the shade border.

Fire Chief can tolerate a lot of sun in the North; in the South and Southwest it is best planted in part to full shade and average soil. The more sun it gets, the more careful you need to be about keeping the soil moist to help prevent leaf scorch. Fire Chief's high tolerance for heat and humidity makes it well-suited to the Deep South, but it is also hardy up to zone 4. Versatile, beautiful in every season, and easy -- Fire Chief has it all. Zones 4-9. rightly colored, and best of all, these little flowers rebloom like crazy! 'Fire Chief' reblooms repeatedly through spring, summer, and fall, for an incredibly long season of interest. Even through winter, when the leaves brown a bit, they still hold a rusty red color. Remove these spent leaves before the spring to encourage a neat, compact appearance.

'Fire Chief' makes an excellent groundcover for shady spots, and its richly-coloed foliage is also a welcome addition to any mixed container or even an arrangement. With 'Fire Chief' you will have plenty of red tones to choose from: the leaves come on a bright crimson and as they mature they develop darker, maroon markings, ultimately browning out through the winter.This coral bells hybrid quickly grows to form a medium-sized mound about 15 inches wide and 9 inches tall (18 when in flower). The 3-season blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds, while the thick, leathery foliage is tough enough to stand up to the elements and retain its beauty--in fact, the scarlet color only improves with sunlight. This wondrous foliage even resists powdery mildew.

'Fire Chief' can tolerate a lot of sun in the North; in the South plant it in part to full shade and average soil. The more sun it gets, the more careful you need to be about keeping the soil moist to help prevent leaf scorch. 'Fire Chief's' high tolerance for heat and humidity makes it well-suited to the Deep South, though it is also hardy up to zone 4, and its foliage takes on a lovely russet tone in colder winter. Zones 4 to 9.

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Genus2 Heuchera
Species hyrbid
Variety 'Fire Chief'
ppaf PP#21880
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 9 in
Plant Width 15 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

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