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Heuchera hybrids

Heuchera hybrids
Dale's strain
alum root
The best-colored seedling from 'Ebony and Ivory'
Heuchera hybrids
Palace Purple

Common name alum root
Family saxifragaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (summer)
Size 12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

We've grown 'Dale's Strain' a few times, which is a good foliage plant - the flowers aren't much to look at. It doesn't seem to last very long, though. Our other bona fide named hybrid is the commonly grown 'Palace Purple', which is nicest in spring, when the deep burgundy foliage really shines. Other hybrids have come in through seed trades - although they usually came labeled with a cultivar name, the progeny generally has mixed colors and patterning. Recent attempts are named 'Velvet Night' and 'Ebony and Ivory'.

alum root
Flowers of 'Ebony and 'Ivory'
Heuchera hybrids
Frost-tipped leaves of a seedling from 'Velvet Night', still chipper the day after Christmas
alum root
and here's the same plant, in a colorful duet in early May
Heuchera hybrids
'Citronelle', a more recently purchased cultivar

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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