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Heuchera villosa

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, rich

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: July, August, September, October

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7

Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, fall interest, mounding, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Heuchera villosa (hairy alumroot)
  • Heuchera villosa (hairy alumroot)
  • Heuchera villosa (hairy alumroot)
  • Heuchera villosa (hairy alumroot)

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Description

Heuchera villosa

Also known as:

hairy alumroot

,

rough

,

maple-leaved alumroot

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Heuchera villosa is a woodland perennial with ornamental green foliage. The large maple-like leaves are hairy, and can turn to bronze hues in fall. It is a low growing plant, however the whitish flower spikes will grow up to 2' from the ground.

Cultivation

Easy to grow in average, rich, moist, well-drained soil. It will tolerate dry conditions in the shade. Can also be planted in full sun, but will require constant moisture to avoid leaf scorch. This an ideal plant for rock gardens, or open-shade gardens. Is used most effectively in group plantings. Deadheading will extend bloom times. Clumps should be divided every few years to encourage strong flower production. May be considered evergreen in the south. A late bloomer: July to October. Zones: 6-7

Propagation

Easiest to propagate by division.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, GA, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD
  • Extirpated: MD
  • Threatened: OH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Saxifragaceae Saxifrage family
Genus Heuchera alumroot
Species Heuchera villosa hairy alumroot