Heuchera villosa 'purple form'

Alumroot, Purple

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

Plant Description

Our Heuchera villosa is a purplish selection of the normally green species. Unlike common Alumroot with its mottled silver-green foliage, Purple Alumroot has lightly fuzzy, burgundy-green leaves. The effect is subtle and rich. Clouds of tiny whitish-green flowers 12 inches above the foliage come in late summer and fall, a slow time for flowers in the woods. In its natural habitat, Purple Alumroot grows on shaded cliffs and ledges. The 6-inch, evergreen, sharply lobed leaves stand out beautifully against the light gray rocks. For us it grows lushly, forming 18-inch clumps in rich woodland soil in light shade, provided it is well-drained and a little on the dry side. We love Purple Alumroot in combination with the finely cut blue-green foliage of Bleeding Heart and the deep green of Log Fern.



Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Half and half, Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


less than 12in, 12 to 24in



Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late summer



Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8






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