• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers 24 to 28 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a a-mer-ih-KAY-na
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers 24 to 28 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasThis variable beauty is excellent in irregular groups even as groundcover mases for woodland understory gardens or beneath shade tree canopies. A great choice for all kinds of naturalistic settings or peeking out from under landscape boulders. In formal gardens position near porch or patio and terrace for close-up view. Excellent for nesting a pedestal or fountain. Even adapts as edging. A valuable plant for containers that offers both foliage and flower accents
    Companion PlantsLenten Rose (Helleborus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Snakeroot (Actaea); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown when planting. Prefers part shade in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid excess winter moisture. Feed throughout growing season. Remove old, faded foliage in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This native Heuchera is known as rock geranium, alum root and American sanicle. It is found over most of the eastern states from the Canadian border to the Gulf Coast. This cultivar was developed by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon.
    Lore:
    Native Americans used these thick roots for a medicinal by drying and then pounding them into a wound dressing, hence the common name, alum root.

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