San Marcos GrowersSan Marcos Growers
New User?
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
Search Utilities
Plant Database
Search by Plant Name
Advanced Search
Search by size, origins,
color, cultural needs, etc.
Website Search
Search for any word
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings


  for MAY

 Weather Station

Products > Heuchera 'Rosada'
Heuchera 'Rosada' - Hybrid Alum Root

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

[2nd Image]
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrages)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (H. maxima x H. sanguinea)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Heuchera 'Rosada' (Hybrid Alum Root) - 'Rosada' is an excellent choice where an evergreen perennial is needed. This Alum Root cultivar has long been known as reliably providing a wonderful display of 14 inch tall, light pink flower spikes for a 3 month period, peaking in mid summer. Medium green foliage, reaching up to 4 inches across has rounded leaf margins giving the appearance of scallops. Basal foliage rises to 12-18 inches tall and clumps by spreading rhizomes up to 1-2 feet wide. Perfect for use in mass or as a border. Water infrequently once established. Cold hardy to 10-15 F. Introduced by the University of California, Davis Arboretum. The plant has been in the arboretum since the 1960s and is thought to be a Don Sexton hybrid. The foliage is similar to 'Wendy' but the flowers are a softer pink. We grew this plant from 2003 to 2005. In their book "Heuchera and Heucherellas: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells" Timber Press 2005 authors Dan Heims and Grahame Ware note that Linnaeus named Heuchera for Johann Heinrich von Heucher, professor of medicine and Botany at Wittenberg University. They further note that the name Heuchera should be pronounced following the person's name it commemorates so the proper pronunciation is HOY-ker-uh.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Heuchera 'Rosada'.