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Perennials – ‘Fire Chief’ Heuchera

  • ‘Fire chief’ heuchera 

Botanical name: heuchera sanguinea ‘fire chief’ 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: a foot and a half in height and width 

Bloom time:  spring and summer 

Hardy zone: zones 5-9

Flower color: pink and white 

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: can reach fully mature size in a single growing season

Pruning instructions: deadhead and removed dead or damaged foliage as needed

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: color addition to a shade garden 

Light needs: about 4 hours of sun per day 

Special features: colorful foliage 

Watering instructions:  allow soil to partially dry between watering sessions

Fertilizing instructions : use a slow release liquid fertilizer in the early spring

Best time to plant: spring or fall 

Best type of soil: loam or clay 

Companion plants: primrose, ferns, daylilies

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets if ingested 

Invasive species: no 

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