Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Hairy Alumroot (Heuchera villosa)
    Saxifrage Family
    A handsome, velvety soft plant that is pleasing to touch and provides dramatic texture to the woodland garden. Palmate leaves can reach up to 6”’ across and form a basal mound 1.5’ tall and wide. This is a late summer/early fall blooming Heuchera. Flowering wands produce tiny flowers over a long period of time for small bees and flies. Evergreen basal foliage takes on deep hues of purples and red during winter. The foliage tends to be fairly deer resistant, but the flowers may get nibbled on. Prefers part shade in rich humusy soils–can also be sited in rocky soils or rock gardens that don’t dry out.
    Blooms: White, pink, green, 4-6 weeks, Jul-Oct
    Leaves: Green, purple, red, lobed, 3-6”, mounding, evergreen basal foliage
    Height: 1-3’ Space: 1-2’
    Soil: Moist, Average, Occasionally dry
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Bumblebees, small bees, flies
    Seeds: Numerous seeds are born on the wand-like flowering stalk
    Deer Resistance: Moderate
    Zone: 4-9
    Native Status: NC Native, common in the Piedmont & Mountains
    Provenance: WV Ecotype, seed grown