Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Alum Root; Coral Bells

Heuchera richardsonii
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Coral bells, alum root by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

10 to
16
inches

Spread:

12 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
16
inches
Spread: 12 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
16
inches
Spread: 12 to
20
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in borders, around rocks, in mortarless rock walls, both formal and informal locations.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Evergreen
Special Usage
Basic Description

Dense mounds of round, mottled foliage are the main feature. Foliage remains green through winter. Slender flower stalks bear many pea-sized, cream-colored flowers in May and June.

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