Heuchera villosa 'purple form'

Alumroot, Purple

$ 11.95

Item #: 1112
Pot Size: full quart


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.

 

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

Half and half, Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moist, Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

less than 12in, 12 to 24in

 

 

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Late summer

Spread

18in

Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8

 

 

 

 

 

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