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Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' (hairy alumroot, giant alumroot)

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Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' PP16560

hairy alumroot, giant alumroot

Bred by Thierry Delabroye, 'Caramel' has glowing apricot new growth fading to soft amber by summer. Fall color is an intense salmon red. Its lobed fuzzy foliage typical of H. villosa stays clean. An eastern US native species that is plenty hardy and unsurpassed for longevity, even in the prolonged heat and humidity of the south. Long panicles of creamy white flowers in late summer.

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12-18 Inches


18-24 Inches


18 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

hairy alumroot, giant alumroot Interesting Notes

Large, golden-caramel foliage with red undersides. Has excellent coloring and is also a very strong grower with good heat tolerance. Cream flowers, up to 24 in. (60 cm), appear in the Spring. Bred to combine strength and color by crossing more robust species such as villosa hybrids, Beat the Heat is the best of the best. These unique Heuchera varieties exhibit a broad range of foliage colors to enhance and bring contrast to the garden. They stand up to heat and humidity much better than their garden predecessors. - Darwin Perennials

Heuchera villosa 'Caramel' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sun to partial shade, well-drained alkaline organic soil.

Good Substitutions

alumroot, coral bells Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
alumroot, coral bells Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'
hairy alumroot, coral bells Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'
alumroot, coral bells Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Native to North America
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Tissue culture