Heuchera americana

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Heuchera americana
Heuchera americana Green spice.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 American alumroot, is a small (under 2 ft. high and wide) evergreen perennial native to eastern and central North America in the Saxifrage family.

Characteristics[edit]

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

American alumroot has lobed semi-palmate green, purple, or brown leaves that may or may not be veined or marbled. Loose racemes of insignificant green to cream flowers up to 1 meter tall bloom June to August. Found naturally in rock crevices and ledges of bluffs.[1][2]

This species has become popular with horticulturists and home-gardeners. It is usually grown for its unique foliage. New varieties are introduced regularly.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heuchera americana". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 18 Feb 2016. 
  2. ^ "Plants Profile for Heuchera americana American alumroot". NRCS Plants Database. Retrieved 18 Feb 2016.