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Scientific name: Heuchera spp.    hoo-ker-a

Common name: Coral Bells; Alum Root

Design Characteristics

Height  12-18"
Spread  12-18"
Form  clump with upright flower stalks
Texture  leaves-coarse
 flower-fine
Flower color  -white
 -pink
 -red/coral
Leaf color  -green
 -purple
Time of bloom  May-July

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun to part shade
Soil
requirement
 moist, humusy
Propagation
method
 divide in spring or fall
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   
Uses  -along streams/pools of water
 -mid border
 -to create contrast with fine textured planting
Comments  -prolong bloom by removing faded flowers
 -mulch over in winter to prevent heaving (shallow rooted)
 -purple varieties - leaves will green up if planted in full hot sun