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Scientific Name: Heuchera micrantha cvs.
Pronunciation: HEW-kur-uh my-KRAN-thuh
Common Name: fancy-leafed coral bells , small-flowered alumroot , crevice alumroot
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves lobed, usually pubescent, green to reddish-green or purple-green in color and may have very long, gland-dotted petioles; florets pink, white, or greenish in an erect panicle to 1 m tall.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Garden origin, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Reclamation, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Most images are of H. 'Chocolate Ruffles'. Compare to other common cultivars: Palace Purple, H. 'Pewter Moon' (leaves with silvery mosaic; flowers pale pink and relatively large), and H. 'Ã’bsidian' (leaves very dark brown with rounded teeth).
fancy-leafed coral bells , small-flowered alumroot , crevice alumroot
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Thyrse
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Ovary Position:Perigynous
Colour (petals): Showy, White, (stem blood red)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(CGW) Community Garden West : cv. Crimson Curls
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North : cv. Palace Purple
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa : cv. Chocolate Ruffles
(ONE) Overpass North side East : cv. Palace Purple
(ONW) Overpass North side West : cvs. Palace Purple, Chocolate Ruffles
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLW) Turf Field Lab West
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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