American Alumroot

Botanical Name: Heuchera americana

Height: about 60 cm

Season of bloom: Spring

Growing Conditions: Part sun or light shade. Thrives on rocky slopes.

Wildlife benefits:

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. This one is from the eastern USA.

Remarks: Attractive foliage.

Seeds: Seeds are very tiny and require light to germinate. Germination Code: C(30) + D. Surface sow as thinly as you can on a pot of seed-starting mix, spritz gently with water to settle seeds in a film of water on top of the soil, put pot into a Ziplock freezer baggie, and keep in the refrigerator for 30 days. Bring into a warm, well-lit place. Be sure to remove from baggie if pot is in the sun, because you do not want to cook your seedlings. Seedlings are tiny but quite sturdy. Prick out to individual pots when they are big enough to handle, which may not be until mid-summer or later.

Similar species: Prairie Alumroot, Maple-leaved Alumroot

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