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Products > Heuchera x brizoides 'Firefly'
 
Heuchera x brizoides 'Firefly' - Firefly Coral Bells
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrages)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (H. sanguinea x ?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Heuchera x brizoides 'Firefly' (Firefly Coral Bells) - Attractive green foliage and airy bright scarlet flower panicles provide color and contrast to the rock garden or open woodland garden from late spring into summer. Works well as an edging plant. Mass to form an attractive ground cover. A moderate-growing herbaceous perennial with flower stalks reaching 14-18 inches tall in 20 inch wide clumps. Tolerates full sun along the coast and partial shade inland. Requires regular water. Cold hardy to 10-15 degrees F. In their book "Heuchera and Heucherellas: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells" Timber Press 2005 authors Dan Heims and Grahame Ware note that Linnaeus named Heuchera for Johann Heinrich von Heucher, professor of medicine and Botany at Wittenberg University. They further note that the name Heuchera should be pronounced following the person's name it commemorates so the proper pronunciation is HOY-ker-uh.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Heuchera 'Firefly'.
 
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