Heuchera maxima Greene
Island alumroot, Jill of the rocks
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)
USDA Symbol: HEMA4
A rosette of large, round, purple-veined leaves subtends a 2 ft. flower stalk bearing pink, bell-shaped flowers hanging from the ends of thread-like stalks. Often planted for the leaves rather than the flowers.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: A good ground cover under evergreen oaks.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Heuchera maxima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heuchera maxima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heuchera maxima
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff