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Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride' (alumroot, coral bells)

Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride'

alumroot, coral bells

(syn. H. villosa var. villosa)

Fuzzy, chartreuse to lime green, nearly evergreen foliage erupts in September with white fountains of pure white flowers continuing until frost. A very easy-care plant tolerant of dry shade and a wide variety of conditions. A good, tough exciting meat-and-potatoes groundcover that doubles as a cut flower! Great for moist shade. Named and introduced by Bluemount Nurseries, Monkton, MD.

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2 Feet


3-4 Feet


18 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

alumroot, coral bells Interesting Notes

Versatility is the hallmark of this beautiful alumroot. Rounded, light green leaves with a velvety texture make a bold statement in the garden. Creamy, white flower spikes up to 2’ tall emerge from late summer to frost and are perfect for cutting. Mounded, semi-evergreen plants can reach 15" tall and function well as a groundcover. Though happiest in shade and evenly moist soils, Autumn Bride hairy alumroot will tolerate some sun and is quite drought tolerant. It also maintains excellent foliage quality throughout the growing season. For late season interest, integrate it with Chelone glabraAgeratina altissima ‘Chocolate’, Eurybia divaricataChrysogonum virginianum, and Carex flaccosperma. - Mt. Cuba Center

This is a super tough plant for dry shade. It has fuzzy light green leaves and white flowers in late summer/ early autumn. It is great for covering bases of trees or other spots that get little moisture. Strong grower that deserves a lot more use in our area. This gets about 15-18" tall and 18' wide. Only problem we have ever seen with this plant, as with any heuchera, is with weevils. Watch for notched foliage and treat accordingly. An established plant is strong enough to overcome them. -

Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade. Foliage is more distinct in shade, but can be grown in full sun if adequate moisture is provided. 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.

Good Substitutions

hairy alumroot, coral bells Heuchera villosa f. purpurea 'Bronze Wave'
alumroot, coral bells Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
hairy alumroot, giant alumroot Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'
alumroot, coral bells Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

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