Heuchera americana L.

Coralbells, Alumroot, Rock Geranium

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Heuchera

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: 12 to 24" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Clumping form. Basal heart-shaped leaves with white, small, bell-shaped flowers on panicles on stems above the foliage. Blooms in summer. Purple-leafed cultivars tend to be more sun-tolerant. All do better in part shade in hotter zones. In full sun need consistent moisture. Divide every 3 to 4 years.


First published in Sp. Pl. 1: 226 in 1753.

Native to eastern US including South Carolina and Georgia.


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