Heuchera villosa - Hairy Alumroot
Big fuzzy bright-green, trident-shaped leaves form a dense mound that serves as the backdrop to long plumes of whitish to pinkish flowers, blooming from July to September. Native critters crave its excellent cover and many love its nectar. Thrives in most garden situations and is deer and rabbit-resistant and drought-tolerant.
- Provides excellent native critter cover
- Long bloom is perfect for cut flowres
- Large, bright-green foliage makes it stand out
- Forms an outstanding massed groundcover in shade
- Great deer-resistant edging plant or groundcover
Heuchera villosa is found in rocky outcrops and cliffs from New York to Missouri, south to Mississippi and Georgia.
Beneficial to wildlife and grows well from the eastern US west to the Mountain States in all areas, except southern Florida and Texas.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Heuchera villosa is one of the largest leaved Alumroots and makes a great native substitute for Hosta in the shady border.
Grow well in average moisture, well-drained rich soil in full sun to part shade.