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Coral Bells: Heuchera 'Pluie de Feu'

Botanical name: Heuchera 'Pluie de Feu'

Common name: coral bells

also known as (Heuchera 'Rain of Fire', Heuchera 'Feuerregen', coralbells, alum root)

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, alkaline, sand
Zones: 5a thru 9b

deer resistant

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Coral bells has to be one of the most useful perennials for anyone's list. The popularity of this old garden plant has been on the rise due to the introduction of many new varieties by some adventuresome hybridizers. Notable among these is Dan Heims of Portland, Oregon. The delicate cherry red blooms of 'Pluie de Feu' are long lived when cut and are produced in profusion. The newer varieties have made significant improvements in foliage. One of the most brightly colored heuchera. It is heavy-flowering so it has become a favorite with flower arrangers. Every summer bouquet should benefit from coral bells. Be sure to deadhead regularly to prolong the bloom season. Heuchera will grow in most any well-drained alkaline soil. Divide every three years. Some good plants to associate with coral bells include brunnera, shasta daisy, scabiosa, daylily (especially dwarf) and most any plant with a vertical emphasis, such as iris. Although coral bells bloom in late spring, the flowers are usually not nearly as showy as the foliage. Provide partial shade with rich, consistently moist soil that has adequate drainage. Coral bells hate wet feet! Does best in cooler climates. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

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