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Heuchera ‘Cajun Fire’

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Summary

Heuchera ‘Cajun Fire’ is a medium-sized, low-growing cultivar with leaves that emerge plum purple in spring and mature to a reddish purple by early summer. Each leaf has deeply furrowed veins, a slightly puckered surface, and a light sheen which give the foliage a leather-like appearance. The leaves are also somewhat oversized for a plant this size, which really helps to accentuate their texture. ‘Cajun Fire’ was not one of the most floriferous cultivars in our trial, but its floral display can still be quite attractive. Large, creamy-white flowers held on 18” tall, wine-red stems bloom sporadically from summer to fall. When grown in full sun, ‘Cajun Fire’ experienced slightly burnt leaf tips and significant discoloration, and is thus only recommended for part shade – full shade conditions.


Details

  • Rating
    4.5 
  • Common Name
    Cajun Fire alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    late May – late August 
  • Size
    9” x 22” x 18” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
    creamy white 
  • Floral Rating
    attractive 
  • Sun Tolerance
    4 hours or less