A beautiful display when used en masse, the long flowering stems of this alumroot sway high above deep green foliage mottled in silver highlights. Flowers in May and June attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Attractive foliage display, with flower stems held well above them
Nectar attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Will grow in dry shade under hardwood trees
Great deer resistant edging plant or groundcover
Plant in large groups for best effect
Commonly found in shaded woods and roadcuts over limestone substrates and outcroppings.
Brush piles provide cover for small birds and mammals. Brush piles should be loosely arranged so animals can move through them. Place large logs at the bottom and smaller limbs on the top.
Grows best in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Grows well in full sun in the northern part of its range but needs afternoon shade in southern areas. Remove stems of faded flower to encourage continued bloom. In cold winter climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes helps prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years to keep plants vigorous.