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Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls' (alumroot, coral bells)

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Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls'

alumroot, coral bells

Rounded, metallic silver leaves are bordered and veined with deep wine red. Flowers are tiny, white, tinged with pink blooming profusely in the spring. Very trim and tidy habit, forming a neat mound. Remains vigorous and attractive even through the fall and winter. Exceptionally vigorous in a gallon pot! A Prodigious intro from our friends at Primrose Path.

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12-18 Inches


8-12 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

alumroot, coral bells Interesting Notes

The leaves are about 3.5" across and highly silvered. When the new foliage appears in the spring (lower right), it is silver flushed with burgundy, but as the season progresses, it becomes almost silver and black, with the leaf veins resembling cast iron scrollwork against a light background (right). The foliage remains attractive through the fall and winter. - Primrose Path

Silver Scrolls is one of the most popular of the hybrid Heuchera by breeder Charles Oliver. This is an extraordinary award-winning variety so popular for its brightly colored foliage in the shady garden setting. The rounded leaves are metallic silver with a scrollwork of dark veining. - Casa Flora

Glossy metallic leaves with a magenta-purple reverse. In May and June it produces pink buds on 24" stems which open to white flowers, excellent for cutting. A year-round presence in the garden, it changes the hue of its leaves in response to light levels, glowing a rich violet in winter and responding to spring sun with silver overlays.

'Silver Scrolls' won a Bronze Medal at Plantarium 2000 in Holland.

Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls' Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Silver Scrolls' 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. Susceptible to frost heave due to shallow root depth. Mulching around the crown can prevent this. Divide clumps every 3-4 years. May be raised by seed as well but most likely truer to cultivar if obtained vegetatively. Deadhead to extend flowering season. Use as an edging plant in perennial beds, understory planting or to add interest to the woodland garden. Also does well in containers.

Good Substitutions

lady fern Athyrium × 'Ghost'
wild columbine Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'
toadlily Tricyrtis 'Sinonome'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Ornamental Foliage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type