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Heuchera Americana

Botanical Name:

Heuchera americana

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, humus-rich, acid soils, sometimes rocky. Tolerates poor soil, low moisture, and lime.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

The flowering stalk is 1-2 ft. and almost leafless. Small greenish-purple bell-shaped flowers droop from short branching stems. The stamens are tipped with orange anthers. In North Carolina, the cream-colored flowers are available from April to August., Pale greenish yellow or pale purple, so pale they almost appear white. Delicate and misty looking., Flower tiny

Fruit

In North Carolina, the fruits are available from May to September., Dark red

Benefits
Ornamental

Valued as a foliage plant and groundcover in shady Eastern gardens. Also grows well in pots.

Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Pollinators

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Saxifragales

Family

Saxifragaceae

Genus

Heuchera

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