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Heuchera americana

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American Alumroot

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American alumroot (Heuchera americana) adds a unique foliage element to the perennial garden. The heart-shaped, 3-5” wide basal leaves are variable in color, though frequently green with maroon mottling. The small, yellow-green flowers are borne in airy panicles on 2’ tall stalks. Thriving in sun to part shade, this plant is very drought tolerant and grows well in most soil types if they are well drained. American alumroot is a quick growing and almost evergreen groundcover that is a suitable size for use in the rock garden or as a color accent in the woodland border. Companion plants with pink, red or burgundy features contrast nicely to its mottled leaves. Grow American alumroot with southern red trillium (Trillium sulcatum), bulblet fern (Cystopteris bulbifera) and wild bleeding heart (Dicentra eximia). Zones 4-9.

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