Heuchera americana

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Heuchera americana
Greenspice.jpg
'Green Spice'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Heuchera
Species: H. americana
Binomial name
Heuchera americana
L.

Heuchera americana, or Alumroot, is a small (under 2 ft. high and wide) evergreen perennial native to Central U.S. Lobed semi-palmate green, purple, or brown leaves are often veined or marbled. Loose racemes of insignificant green to cream flowers are born on 3' stalks in early summer.

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Heuchera cultivars at the BBC Gardeners' World show in June 2011, with 'Midnight Rose' in the centre.

This species has become popular with horticulturists and home-gardeners. It is usually grown for its unique foliage. New varieties are introduced regularly.

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