Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Alumroot; Coral Bells

Heuchera americana
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Cliff, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:

USDA PLANTS Range Map

At the range map link above, zoom in for county-level data

Plant with green basal leaves and slender flower stalks.
Photo: James Faupel
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
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 both formal and informal locations in beds, borders, around rocks.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Choose planting site with consistent moisture, especially if in full sun.
Special Features
Evergreen
Special Usage
Salt Tolerant
Basic Description

Dense mounds of round, mottled foliage are the main feature. Foliage can remain green through winter. Slender flower stalks bear many pea-sized, cream-colored flowers April-June. A similar species, Heuchera richardsonii, can tolerate somewhat dryer conditions in full sun.

Where Should I Start?

Check out the Grow Native! Committee’s Top Ten picks of native plants for a particular purpose.

What’s the Next Step?

Picked out your plants? View our Resource Guide of garden centers, seed sources, landscapers, education resources, and more!

Where Can I Find This Plant in Nature?

Learn about the Native Environment(s) inhabited by the plants in this database.

Support the Grow Native! Program
Skip to content