Heuchera sp., also known as Alumroot, is a low-growing, groundcover hardy in USDA Zones 5-9. This small plant prefers full sun, semi-shade, or shade with moderate water. In summer months, the plant is adorned with an abundance of pink, white, off-white, red, crimson, vinous, yellow, and orange flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage is ornamental in itself, with plum purple leaves and burgundy-colored veins.
Heuchera is ideal for rock gardens, containers, or landscape edging. For those in cold climates, Heuchera can be grown in a pot and moved indoors during times of extreme cold. When planting Heuchera ap., make sure to choose a location that is well-drained and only water the plant as needed. The soil should also be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. When Alumroot is grown in an optimal setting, it will flourish and bring a burst of color to your garden.