• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps to 8 in. high, 12 in. wide; flower stalks 2 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Late spring to early summer.
  • Detail
    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
    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:
    <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).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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