Heuchera micrantha

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Species Name: Heuchera micrantha
Common Name: Alum Root

Decorative leaves. Graceful, tall plumes of flowers. Good under oaks.

Plant Family: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2'-3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White/pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwestern CA, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada Range, Central Western California, to British Columbia and Idaho
Natural Habitat: Moist rocky banks and cliffs. Elevation: below 5500'

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Care and Maintenance

  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Very attractive for its large leaves which are usually mottled light green with dark brown veins. Produces large airy panicles of minute white flowers. Grows in shady places. Gallon cans, 50c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.