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Heuchera ‘Pistache’

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Heuchera ‘Pistache’ is very similar to Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ and Heuchera ‘Tara’. The main difference is that ‘Pistache’ has a more angular leaf, similar to Heuchera villosa. ‘Pistache’ was also noted for having a better floral display, with inflorescences that were larger and more numerous. However, the white color was not easily noticed against the foliage, resulting in a rating of insignificant. Bleaching was observed even in our shade evaluation which is why ‘Pistache’ and all of the chartreuse cultivars are recommended for only full shade.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Pistache alumroot  
  • Bloom Period
    early August – late October 
  • Size
    16” x 30” x 30” (h x w x flower hgt.) 
  • Flower Color
  • Floral Rating
  • Sun Tolerance
    0 hours