Heuchera sanguinea

Scientific name: Heuchera sanguinea


Common names: “Coral bells” “alum root”

Plant Type: Semi-evergreen perennial


Zone: 3-8

Light: Part shade , will handle full sun with good irrigation but leaves burn

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Organically rich

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: 12″ H & W , clump forming

Leaf and Stem shape: attractive, rounded, shallowly palmately lobed leaves, green to deep crimson red with a metallic sheen

Flower: Racemes or panicles of small, tubular flowers, red – white

Maintenance: Low, can cut off flowers if grown just for foliage, pull out dead leaves, can be cut right to ground if too elongated

Landscape use: Groundcover, edging, banks and slopes, shrub underplanting, cottage, informal

Propagate: By division

Pests & Disease: Root rot in wet sites

♥Attracts hummingbirds

Comments: Some cultivars are very week and “are more inclined to be crap”

Cultivars: H. s. ‘Ruby Bells’ – beautiful strong cv.



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