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Herbaceous Perennial

Heuchera 'Melting Fire'

A clump-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial bearing lobed, rounded, ruffled, purple - red leaves, deeper red beneath, and slender, wiry, stems bearing open panicles of white flowers in late spring and early summer.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Purple Red
Summer White Purple Red
Autumn Purple Red
Winter Purple Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen or Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Heuchera are more or less evergreen, clump-forming perennials with attractive, rounded, shallowly palmately lobed leaves and racemes or panicles of small, tubular flowers, often with colourful calyces

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a reasonably fertile, neutral, moist but free draining soil in partial shade or sun.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring every three to four years.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Ground cover
  • Banks and slopes
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Deadhead after flowering if required.

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

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