Heuchera americana

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.

Heuchera americana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Heuchera
H. americana
Binomial name
Heuchera americana


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.[1][2]

This species has become popular with horticulturists and home-gardeners. It is usually grown for its unique foliage. New varieties are introduced regularly.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Heuchera americana". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 18 Feb 2016.
  2. ^ "Plants Profile for Heuchera americana American alumroot". NRCS Plants Database. Retrieved 18 Feb 2016.