Heuchera x 'Firefly' (Leuchtkafer)
Also called Alum Root
More About Heuchera x Firefly ('Leuchtkafer')
- Bright red flowers
- Neat clumps of scalloped, green leaves with a silver marbling
- Use for mass plantings, as a border edging or as a ground cover
- Bloom Time: May to July
- Flower Height: 50 cm
- Heuchera americana (Fancy-leafed Coral Bells) Tolerates extreme heat and cold and is native to Ontario.
- Heuchera villosa (Hairy Alum Root) Tolerates heat and humidity. More shade loving and leaves have a hairy, velvety texture. Flowers tend to last longer than others of the species.
- Heuchera micrantha (Small Flowered Alum Root) Grows best in or tolerates wetter locations. Remains evergreen in Ontario winters. More ruffled and curled, leaf habit.
- Heuchera cylindrica (Poker Coral Bells) Tolerates harsh, extreme temperatures and drying winds. Known for its short, compact, flower habit and a more rounded, leaf shape.
- Heuchera sanguinea (Coral Bells) Extremely drought and heat tolerant. Known for a more intense, flower colour and earlier bloom time. One of the first species to be used for breeding. Semi-evergreen foliage.
Coral Bells Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial sun. Newer cultivars are bred to tolerate more extreme growing conditions such as drought, heat, humidity, and exposure levels. Heuchera are very versatile and create an excellent, colour, contrast option, in mass or as an individual, accent perennial. Remove spent flowers from taller cultivars to keep a uniform appearance. When planting, it is important to note that the crown should remain slightly above the soil level to prevent stem rot. Root weevils are a common problem for coral bells.
Heuchera x Firefly ('Leuchtkafer') Characteristics
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)