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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

41

Flowers are white and striking, and bloom in the mid spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in rocky banks and slopes, at elevations from 3300-9800 feet.

Scientific  Name:

Heuchera cylindrica

Common Name 1

› Alumroot

Family:

Saxifragaceae

Origins:

Western North America

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Roundleaf Alumroot

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Best grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

Mulch in winter

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Ovate to broadly heart-shaped, leathery, usually hairy, maple-like, dark green leaves (to 3" wide) with toothed and scalloped margins. Leaves typically form a compact basal mound to 6" tall and to 12" wide.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

Small, cup-shaped, cream to yellowish green flowers, densely packed in spike-like panicles to 6" long, bloom from late spring to summer atop tall, slender, leafless flowering stems rising well above the foliage mound to 20-30" tall.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

1-2.5'

Mature spread:

9-18"

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Rocky banks, slopes, subalpine meadows

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Apply mulch

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

No serious problems

Care Comments:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

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