Heuchera americana

Alumroot, American

$ 11.95

Item #: 1106
Pot Size: full quart


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.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay, Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

less than 12in

 

 

Flower Color

White/whitish, Pink, Mauve, Green

Bloom Time

Late spring

Spread

18in

Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

 

 

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