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roundleaf alumroot

Heuchera cylindrica

Water:
Light:
Habit:
Height:
Bloom color:
Bloom time:
low
full sun - part shade
upright
5 - 36"
white
late spring - summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Slender flower stalks float over ground covers (wild strawberry pictured in background)
Slender flower stalks float over ground covers (wild strawberry pictured in background)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Talus slopes are typical habitat, but alumroots also flourish in grassland and woodland
Talus slopes are typical habitat, but alumroots also flourish in grassland and woodland

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Slender flower stalks float over ground covers (wild strawberry pictured in background)
Slender flower stalks float over ground covers (wild strawberry pictured in background)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Alumroot is a garden necessity. It has it all - neat, compact evergreen foliage, tall pollinator-attracting flowers, and deep roots that mean watering (post-establishment) and fertilizing aren't necessary. Versatile, these perennials colonize sun-soaked rocky outcroppings, grassland, and dry forest understory. You may have seen similar plants (Heuchera or coral bells with endless cultivars) at big box garden centers. Ours are wildtype, grown from seeds collected on Mt. Sentinel, Mt. Jumbo, and up the Rattlesnake, so you know they are perfectly adapted for our climate.