Heuchera sanguinea Firefly

Firefly Coral Bells

Firefly Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea Firefly) is a bright red flowered selection of this western native wildflower. Blooming begins in late spring with numerous flowering spikes held above attractive scalloped green leaves. A great early season hummingbird plant.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height18" tall
Mature Spread15" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014589

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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18" tall x 15" wide. Firefly Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea Firefly) is a western wildflower that has been bred and improved to give us one of our most popular garden perennials. The bright red flowers are held high on long thin wands over the tidy mounds of scalloped foliage. Heavy blooming in well-drained, compost enriched soil, flowering is prolonged by deadheading of faded flowering spikes. Best in part sun and shade in hot climates, but will do well in full sun at higher altitudes with cooler summer weather. Water regularly for the best show of flowers. (seed propagated).
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SKUHC014589
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Firefly Coral Bells
Botanical Name
Heuchera sanguinea Firefly
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
15" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Heuchera  (Coral Bells) is a genus of North American native perennials known for their attractive foliage and showy flower sprays.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in compost enriched soils with good drainage. 
  • Position in partial to full shade. 
  • Mulch with commonly available mulch materials.
  • Coral Bells like moderate soil moisture and should be watered regularly, especially when conditions are dry.
  • Deadheading will prolong blooming.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

Special comments:

  • Heuchera should not be divided.
  • Leave the plants standing over the winter months, and removed winter-killed foliage in mid-spring. Plants are semi-evergreen with thick succulent stems growing from the crown and should not be cut back, only trimmed.

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Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 16th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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