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Fire Alarm Coral Bells

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Item # 30713
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Heuchera 'Fire Alarm' PPAF

Brightest reds in spring and fall
Plant Patent Applied For

Talk about "flaming color"! This new Heuchera from master plantsman Dan Heims outdoes all others in the family with searing red tones, brightest in spring and fall but persisting through summer and, in mild climates, winter too! Large, lobed, and rounded, these leaves are the brightest thing in the border. And they arise on adaptable, easy plants that thrive in sun or shade and also set flowers!

Spring is a glorious season for 'Fire Alarm,' with the vivid scarlet leaves unfurling all over the plant. Just 9 inches tall when not in bloom, this Heuchera spreads 10 to 18 inches wide, with excellent branching for a dense, full look.

By early summer, when bell-shaped pink blooms shimmy above the foliage on maroon stems, the red tones have matured to a darker shade, but keep their unusual rosy glow. The foliage is leathery and more substantial than that of most other Heuchera cultivars, less likely to burn in the summer heat.

The flowers add another 4 inches or so of height to the plant, and last intermittently all summer, though most heavily early in the season. Then, as the cooler tones of autumn arrive, the foliage turns fire-engine red again for another several months, before darkening for winter (or dropping in the northern end of its hardiness range).

Adaptable to sun or part shade, 'Fire Alarm' is useful as an accent, groundcover, or container subject. Butterflies adore it, and it looks good year-round in most areas. No perennial is easier to grow and maintain in well-drained garden soil or containers. Make sure to find a special place for this scene-stealer in your garden. Zones 4-9.

Genus Heuchera
Variety 'Fire Alarm'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 9 in
Plant Width 10 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Flower, Spring Foliage Changes
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Red, Rose
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Outdoor, Winter Interest, Border
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Deer Resistant Trees

As the deer population has boomed and food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these hungry animals.

Use physical barriers


A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.

Electric Fences
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.

Bird-Netting
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.

Plant Deer-resistant Varieties

Herbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.

Having a dog In the Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.

For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.

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Planting:

Space plants 12 inches apart. Choose a sunny or lightly shaded, sheltered location where the soil is rich and well-drained.


Maintenance:

Water during periods of drought. Apply a protective winter mulch once the ground has frozen. Plants may, if necessary, be divided every 3 to 4 years.


Zones:

Zones 3-9

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.