Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Clumps to 8 in. high, 12 in. wide; flower stalks 2 ft. tall.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring to early summer.
Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Clumps to 8 in. high, 12 in. wide; flower stalks 2 ft. tall.
Foliage color:Multicolored
Blooms:Late spring to early summer.
Flower color:White
Garden styleCottage
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasHeuchera is the perfect small perennial for the front of beds and borders with some afternoon shade. It's vivid color brightens up front yards near high profile entries in foundation beds. Thrives in the woodland setting beneath groves of trees and in shaded areas of wild or naturalistic gardens. Plant them at a water garden's shore for truly eye-popping color. Fine permanent foliage accents for pots and troughs.
Companion PlantsHeucheras are perfectly matched with All Gold Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'), Ice Dance Japanese Sedge, (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'), Japanese Painted Fern, (Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'), King of Hearts Bleeding Heart, (Dicentra x 'King of Hearts') and Evergreen Solomon's Seal, (Disporopsis pernyi')
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Genus Heuchera is well represented by many North American native species. Breeding has focused on H. micrantha due to its red tinted foliage which gave rise to the many contemporary purple cultivars. The genus was named for European botanist, Johan Heinrich von Heucher, who first identified this American wildflower in 1730. 'Silver Scrolls" resulted from a hybrid cross made in 1996 at The Primrose Path, a breeder in southwestern Pennsylvania that specializes in breeding of Heucheras and related genera.
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