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Scientific Name: Heuchera hybrid cvs.
Pronunciation: HEW-kur-uh
Common Name: heuchera
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves shape and colour vary depending on cultivar.
Course(s): not used (on campus)


Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Cultivars shown or on campus may include Autumn Leaves (Leaves colored brick red in spring and fall and amber and tan in summer; flowers red purple and light pink; excellent tolerance to heat and humidity), Birkin (compact; leaves tricolour with green edges and purple veins), Blackout, Creme Brulee (Round, heavily-lobed, palmate leaves are thick and somewhat glossy. Crème Brulee has tints of creams, pinks, and browns), Key Lime Pie, and Lime Rickey. See separate entry for H. x villosa cvs.
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous, Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Nearly Black, Dark-red, Red, Orange, Bronze, Green, Yellow, Green-yellow
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Ovate
Margins: Ciliate, Dentate, Palmately lobed, Undulate (wavy)

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Colour (petals): Not showy, White, (cream)
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

 
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Location(s):
(CGW) Community Garden West : cv. Blackout
(PDE) PonD East : cv. Autumn Leaves
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv. Birkin
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