Heuchera micrantha
Alumroot

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Butterfly FriendlyPart ShadeShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Alumroot
Heuchera micrantha

Large, greenish red, lobed leaves emerge in spring to form a basal mound of foliage that gives rise to long, red flower stalks. Flower buds open to small, white, fragrant flowers in late spring.  Shade and drought tolerant, great for massing and a great nectar source for hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial insects.

BENEFITS
  • Very shade and drought tolerant
  • Easy to grow and perfect for planting in waves
  • Provides outstanding cover for native critters
  • Great nectar source for insects and hummingbirds
  • Long blooming with attractive foliage
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Moist, wooded, shaded banks & rocks from British Columbia south to California and east to Idaho

Interesting Facts

 

Butterflies and other insects have their skeleton on the outside of their body. This protective shell is called an exoskeleton and it conserves water in the insect body while helping to keep it safe from injury.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Grows best in light to medium well-drained soil. Adaptable to a wide rang of soil pH. It can grow in full sun or light shade. It prefers moist soil.

 

Mature Size: 1-2ft. Tall x 3-ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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