hardness of heuchera hybrid melting fire - Knowledgebase Question

masaryktown, Fl
Question by jdbrown8990
January 2, 2010
I bought a heuchera hybrid melting fire at homedepot and no where on the tag tells you the cold hardness of this plant.
thank you
joyce brown

Answer from NGA
January 2, 2010


The new curly leaves of ?Melting Fire? emerge fiery red; at maturity, the foliage appears heavily ruffled with deep maroon coloration. With new and old leaves on each plant, there?s an interesting blend of red, maroon, and purple foliage throughout the growing season. The mounded, attractive clumps remain compact, measuring a tidy 8 to 12 inches across and 18 inches tall when in bloom. Wiry flower stems bearing numerous small white coral bell?shaped flowers appear in the late spring and continue throughout the early summer months.

As with most heuchera cultivars, it performs best when grown under partial shade. ?Melting Fire? is both cold and heat hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9 and AHS Heat Zones 8 to 1. Heuchera are commonly used as accent plants, border plants or components in mixed containers. The blooms attract both butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden, but they can also be used as cut flowers. Heuchera are also resistant to deer.

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