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Heuchera rubescens var. versicolor
Heuchera rubescens Torr. var. versicolor (Greene) M.G. Stewart
Alumroot, Pink alumroot
Synonym(s): Heuchera leptomeria, Heuchera leptomeria var. peninsularis, Heuchera versicolor, Heuchera versicolor var. leptomeria
USDA Symbol: heruv
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Alumroot is grown primarily for its mounds of attractive, rounded leaves which are sometimes maroon tinged. Slender leafless stems arise from the foliage mounds and bear a loose spike of small, pinkish, cup-shaped flowers. The flower stalk may be 1-1 1/2 ft. tall. The leaf mounds are up to 6 in. tall.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, UT Native Distribution:
& n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Shady, rocky areas in pine forests
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: This is attractive plant suitable for rock gardens in the cooler parts of its range.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by root division or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff