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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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18 Inches


18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

American alumroot Interesting Notes

One of the best Heucheras 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. - Heuchera For Foliage, Lynn Ocone

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

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Green Infrastructure
Ornamental Foliage
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar