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Heuchera maxima (Island alumroot)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Heuchera maxima

Heuchera maxima Greene

Island alumroot, Jill of the rocks

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: hema4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: Channel Islands, CA
Native Habitat: Canyon walls & cliffs

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: A good ground cover under evergreen oaks.

Propagation

Description: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Heuchera maxima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heuchera maxima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heuchera maxima

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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