Heuchera villosa, Hairy Alumroot

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Although Hairy Alumroot’s native habitat* in Virginia is mostly in the
southwestern mountains, its five-inch wide, semi-evergreen leaves and lateseason
flower plumes make it a species worthy of consideration for a
woodland garden. There also are many fine cultivars of this species available.

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Tags: Vinca minor – Periwinkle, Pachysandra terminalis – Japanese Pachysandra, Liriope species, Hedera helix – English Ivy, Glechoma hederacea – Ground Ivy, Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-8, Use as edger along paths or walkways or en masse in woodland gardens or to control erosion, Light Requirements: Sun, Partial Shade, Shade, Attracts butterflies, bees, Ethnobotanic and therapeutic uses, age should remain through milder winters, Tolerates shade (prefers some shade in south); intolerant of drought (keep soil moist); no serious pests or diseases although crowns may rot in poorly drained soil; deer seldom severely damage, Hairy flowering stems and leaf stalks, Tiny, whitish to pinkish flowers in open, airy panicles June to October, Large, hairy, maple-leaf-like shape, sharply toothed, medium green leaves, Semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial with rounded clumping form

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