Heuchera sanguinea Firefly description:
Intense red flowers on slender stems from late spring and through the summer.
The leaves have various degrees of mottling to add to it’s interest.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the front of a border, cottage garden, patio or container and it is easy if the soil doesn’t get too wet and provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
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Common names: Coral Bell Firefly.
Also known as: Heuchera x brizoides Firefly and Heuchera Leuchtkafer.
Originates from North America.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off spent flowers.
Leaves can get powdery mildew.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
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