Heuchera americana

Alumroot, American

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Alumroot is a low-growing perennial, valued especially for its very attractive evergreen foliage. In the basic species, Heuchera americana, leaves are slightly ruffled and reniform and green with silver between the veins, becoming reddish with cold weather. From neat 1 foot mounds, slender spikes bearing tiny pinkish-green flowers rise a foot or more above the foliage in May. The flowers look like they are perpetually in bud and are themselves not particularly showy but the effect is nice, like a cloud or haze about the plant. Alumroot grows naturally on basic (limy) rock outcrops and well-drained, rich, wooded slopes. It is quite at home in part sun or shade, making it very adaptable for garden use. Use it in along a path for edging, in the rock garden, or for color accent. The foliage is outstanding.



Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay, Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist


full quart


less than 12in



Flower Color

White/whitish, Pink, Mauve, Green

Bloom Time

Late spring



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9