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An evergreen perennial producing a flush of bright scarlet red flower spikes held well above the attractive scalloped green leaves. (50cm).  Flowering from late spring to early summer.

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HEUCHERA SANGUINEA – CORAL BELLS FIREFLY. An evergreen perennial producing a flush of bright scarlet red flower spikes held well above the attractive scalloped green leaves. (50cm). Flowering from late spring to early summer.

Cultivation Advice 

  • Plant Heuchera sanguinea in early spring or early autumn, ensuring the ground is workable and temperatures are moderate for optimal growth.
  • Choose well-draining, fertile soil enriched with organic matter. Amending heavy clay soil with compost improves drainage.
  • Plant at a depth similar to its original container or slightly higher. Maintain spacing of about 12-18 inches between plants.
  • Coral Bells prefer partial shade to full shade, especially in regions with warmer climates. Filtered sunlight or morning sun with afternoon shade is ideal.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the establishment phase. Once established, they tolerate dry periods but benefit from regular watering.
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth. Avoid excessive fertilization, which can cause lush foliage at the expense of flowers.
  • Mulch around plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Keep the area around the base of the plant weed-free.
  • Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Prune damaged or yellowing leaves to maintain plant health and appearance.
  • Heuchera sanguinea is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Monitor for aphids or powdery mildew and take appropriate measures if detected.
  • Mulch around the base to protect the plant’s roots during winter, especially in colder climates. Avoid excessive moisture during winter months.
  • Coral Bells make excellent border plants and container specimens. Regular maintenance, including deadheading, maintains plant vigor.
  • Pair with other shade-loving perennials or use as edging in woodland gardens. Combine with plants that have contrasting foliage colors for visual interest.
  • Divide clumps every few years to rejuvenate the plant and control its size. This helps maintain its vigor and prevent overcrowding.
  • Ideal for adding color to shaded areas or under trees where other plants struggle due to lack of sunlight.
  • Heuchera sanguinea flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators, adding activity and interest to the garden.
  • Consistent moisture is key. Mulching helps retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  • Soil pH around neutral to slightly acidic (6.0 to 7.0) is suitable for optimal growth.
  • Heuchera sanguinea thrives in moderate temperatures and can tolerate mild cold but might struggle in extreme heat.
  • In hot climates, provide ample shade and ensure consistent moisture.
  • Monitor moisture levels regularly, especially during dry spells. Water deeply and less frequently to encourage strong root growth.
  • A balanced slow-release fertilizer applied in spring can promote healthy growth. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers to prevent excessive foliage at the expense of blooms.
  • Adding organic matter annually enriches the soil and supports plant health.
  • Removing spent flowers promptly encourages continuous blooming throughout the growing season.
  • Regular removal of dead or damaged leaves maintains plant vigor.
  • In colder climates, a layer of mulch helps insulate the plant’s roots during winter. Avoid waterlogged soil during winter months to prevent root rot.
  • Coral Bells are suitable for container gardening. Use well-draining potting mix and ensure adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging.
  • Monitor moisture levels closely in containers, as they can dry out faster than garden soil.
  • Maintain good air circulation to prevent fungal issues. Remove any affected leaves promptly and avoid overhead watering.
  • Inspect regularly for pests like aphids or vine weevils, employing organic control methods if necessary.
  • Pair Heuchera sanguinea with other shade-loving plants, such as ferns or hostas, to create visually appealing combinations.
  • Consider contrasting foliage textures and colors to create interesting garden displays.
  • Regular division every three to four years helps renew plant vigor and prevents overcrowding.
  • Keep a gardening journal to track growth patterns, blooming periods, and any particular care needs observed.



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