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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Heuchera maxima Greene
Island alumroot, Jill of the rocks
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Channel Islands, CA Native Habitat:
Canyon walls & cliffs
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Dry soils. Conditions Comments:
A good ground cover under evergreen
PropagationDescription: 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 either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2009-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff