Fire Alarm Coral Bells

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Add more than a spark of color to your garden! Add the fiery Fire Alarm Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Fire Alarm ') and set your garden borders and beds ablaze! Fire Alarm's wide leaves and strong stems are the deepest red available in the rainbow of colors that Coral Bells offer!

The dainty blooms are light and airy and attract pollinators and hummingbirds! The easy-to-grow color is sharpest in the spring and the fall and only mellows a little bit in the summer. The red leaves are striking with deep green companions but for a real eye-popper try it with lime green Heucheras or lemon yellow Cypress or even all three together!

In mild climates, Fire Alarm is evergreen to semi-evergreen and will give you great color year-round! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, Heuchera are fantastically easy to grow and hardy! Growing only 9-12 inches in height and 15 inches in width, these are space-saving brilliant little gems!

Planting and Application:

Coral Bells are native to the southern U.S. and thrive under deciduous trees, but perform well in both sunny beds and shady borders. In summer, Fire Alarm crowns itself with spikes of pink, bell-shaped flowers that are great to cut for ephemeral summer bouquets. The bright, no-fade color makes a spectacular addition to your beds, borders, rock, and woodland gardens. Use as ground cover, edging as facer plants.

Perfect in the shade garden, imagine a full bed of Fire Alarm Coral Bells in a molten river of color under your favorite tree or winding beside your patio or porch! Add some fire to containers and mixed planters, or as bright pops of color in garden beds and along pathways or to add a bright burst of curb appeal to front entries and partially shaded mailboxes.

  • Bright Reddish-Purple Foliage & Stems
  • Dainty Pinkish Blooms On Slender Stems
  • Perfect for Pollinator & Cut Flowers
  • Very Compact - Perfect for Containers!
  • Fiery Color for Beds & Borders, Containers & Shade Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Coral Bells in either full shade or partial shade, but you'll have better color and more flowers in more sun. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that remains moderately, consistently moist. But once established, Coral Bells can be drought tolerant, but appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold in moisture and keep the roots cool. Prune back foliage in early spring before new growth begins.

Cold and drought tolerant and withstanding heat and humidity, nothing seems to faze this easy-care Perennial plant!

  • Full Shade or Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Mulched Bed
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Back in Early Spring
  • Heat, Cold, Humidity-Resistant & Drought & Juglone Tolerant
  • Super Easy Care

Don't waste your time on wimpy colors - go red-hot with Fire Alarm Heuchera! You will be glad you added this HOT plant from our experts at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prune Coral Bells?

Coral Bells do best when pruned in the early spring. Leaving the foliage intact as an extra blanket for winter protection over the crown. In some climates, Coral Bells can be semi-evergreen, so leaving those colorful leaves up all winter adds winter interest!

Do Coral Bells prefer sun or shade?

Coral Bells need partial sun/shade or full shade in warmer climates. They do best in the morning sun to dry the leaves of dew and afternoon shade to provide relief from the hot summer sun.

Do Coral Bells spread?

Coral Bells can spread into tidy mounds about 2-3 feet in width but do not spread by rhizomes or stolons further than where they're planted.

Where do Coral Bells grow best?

Coral Bells love a shaded site in enriched soil that is well-drained. They appreciate regular moisture and a mulched root zone.

Do Coral Bells attract hummingbirds?

Coral Bells are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What pairs with Coral Bells?

These shade-loving perennials pair with lacy Astilbe and Ferns, other coarse foliage plants like Hosta, and the lobed foliage of Columbines! Try pairing with Barrenworts and Bergenia too!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Coral Bells for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Fire Alarm Coral Bells Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Heuchera villosa 'Fire Alarm'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 9 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Red Purple
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No