From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Heuchera micrantha
Common Name: Alum Root
- Decorative leaves. Graceful, tall plumes of flowers. Good under oaks.
- Plant Family: Saxifragaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 1' H x 2'-3' W
- Growth Habit: Clumping rosettes
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White/pink
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Northwestern CA, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada Range, Central Western California, to British Columbia and Idaho
- Natural Habitat: Moist rocky banks and cliffs. Elevation: below 5500'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Very attractive for its large leaves which are usually mottled light green with dark brown veins. Produces large airy panicles of minute white flowers. Grows in shady places. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.