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Data specific to Coral Bells (Edit)
Water Requirements: Average
Does Not Like Wet Feet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: mound is 12 to 18 inches, flower stalks 2 to almost 3 feet
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Other: hummingbirds will seek nectar of tiny flowers
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Heuchera villosa [Hairy Alum Root] in an OkC garden

The All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden PlantsThe All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden Plants
By dave on May 3, 2014

Let's open Shade Gardens week with a list of the most active entries in our database. Among the thousands of plants that want full or mostly shade, which ones have the most pictures, comments and other details added? Let's find out!

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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OKDate: July 07, 2018Heuchera villosa [Hairy Alum Root] in an OkC garden
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Location: Shade Northwest N.J.Date: Sept.
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Location: Longwood Gardens in southeast PADate: 2018-07-10a few plants together before blooming
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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OKDate: July 12, 2017Heuchera villosa [Hairy Alum Root] in an OkC garden
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Location: Longwood Gardens in southeast PADate: 2018-07-10planted mass in forest area
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 12, 2018 12:55 PM

This is a low mounding semi-evergreen forb with handsome foliage. The leaves have 5 to 9 sharp lobes and are velvety with plant hair. In September-October it bears a flower stalk that has off-white spike-like clusters of tiny bell-like flowers. It thrives in moist rich woods in light full shade to part sun. It tolerates heat, drought, and rocky soil. Its native range is from New York down to north Georgia to Arkansas & Missouri. Hummingbirds and tiny pollinating insects seek nectar from the tiny flowers in the clusters. It is deer resistant and tolerant of juglone, the toxic chemical exuded from Black Walnut roots. This mother species is sold by some native plant nurseries as Blue Moon Native Plant Nursery in southern New Jersey. Otherwise, one can buy some cultivars of this species at conventional garden centers that offer a diverse choice of perennials. 'Autumn Bride' is the most commonly sold cultivar. Most of the gardening public does not know this nice plant, so I only see its cultivars occasionally, and I have only seen the straight species at Longwood Gardens in their native woods area.

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