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Heuchera rubescens var. versicolor

Heuchera rubescens Torr. var. versicolor (Greene) M.G. Stewart

Pink Alumroot, Alumroot

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Heuchera leptomeria, Heuchera leptomeria var. peninsularis, Heuchera versicolor, Heuchera versicolor var. leptomeria


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 12-20 in. tall. The leaf mounds are up to 6 in. tall.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , TX , UT
Native Distribution: W. TX to AZ & n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Shady, rocky areas in pine forests

Growing Conditions

Light 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.


Description: Propagate by root division or seed.
Commercially Avail: yes

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 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 resources

USDA: Find Heuchera rubescens var. versicolor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heuchera rubescens var. versicolor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heuchera rubescens var. versicolor


Record Modified: 2023-02-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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