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Heuchera americana

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Heuchera americana, or American alumroot, is a small (under 2 ft. high and wide) evergreen perennial native to eastern and central North America in the Saxifrage family.

Characteristics

Heuchera cultivars at the BBC Gardeners' World show in June 2011, with 'Midnight Rose' in the center.

American alumroot has lobed semi-palmate green, purple, or brown leaves that may or may not be veined or marbled. Loose racemes of insignificant green to cream flowers up to 1 meter tall bloom June to August. Found naturally in rock crevices and ledges of bluffs.<ref name=mbg>Template:Cite web</ref><ref name=usda>Template:Cite web</ref>

This species has become popular with horticulturists and home-gardeners. It is usually grown for its unique foliage. New varieties are introduced regularly.<ref name=mbg />

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