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 to whitish, bell-shaped flowers hanging from the ends of thread-like stalks. Often planted for the leaves rather than the flowers.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
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 oaks.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
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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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
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: 2023-02-13
Research By: TWC Staff