Details of...
Scientific Name: Heuchera cvs.
Pronunciation: HEW-kur-uh
Common Name: coral bells , alumroot
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves shape and colour vary depending on cultivar.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (parentage unknown)
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 H. '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), H. 'Birkin' (compact; leaves tricolour with green edges and purple veins), H. 'Blackout' (very dark leaves), H. 'Creme Brulee' (round, heavily-lobed, palmate leaves are thick and somewhat glossy with tints of creams, pinks, and browns), H. 'Key Lime Pie', and H. 'Lime Rickey'. See separate entry for H. x villosa cvs.
coral bells , alumroot
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
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: Thyrse
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Not showy, White, (cream)
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Green

(CGW) Community Garden West : cv. Blackout
(ONE) Overpass North side East : under chitalpa
(PDE) PonD East : cv. Autumn Leaves
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv. Birkin
Location Map

Report an Error