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Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' (American alumroot)

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

American alumroot or coral bells

This is a seed propagated strain selected by Dale Hendricks that is really fantastic and excitingly variable. Unique silver-blue marbled foliage accented by white flowers on long panicles in the spring. Excellent drought tolerant ground cover. Foliage display is amazing!

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Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' LP32 - 32 per flat $46.08
Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' - 72 per flat $74.88
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Height

18 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

American alumroot Interesting Notes

(Heuchera americana) is one of the best Heuchera's for the south and is most attractive in spring and late fall. The dark, healthy, purplish foliage stands out in November, December and January while everything else has succumbed to frost or fatigue. Herbaceous Perennial Plants, Allan Armitage


One reason for the growing popularity of heucheras is their stunning array of leaf colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Those with showy foliage (often called alumroot) are striking as small-scale ground covers, in perennial borders and in containers. The leaves are also attractive in floral arrangements. These foliage heucheras are evergreen in all but the most severe climates. Foliage does deteriorate as winter progresses, however. Still, these rank high for adding color highlights through much, if not all of the year. doityourself.com

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Dale's Strain' grows best in rich, loamy, moist, well-drained soil in part to full shade. If it is to be grown in full sun adequate moisture is a must! Divide clumps every 3-4 years. May be raised by seed as well. Deadhead to extend flowering season. Use as a edging plant in perennial beds or to add interest to the woodland garden.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Groundcover
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Early Spring
Winter
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar
Attributes
Dry Shade
Mass Planting
Native to US