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

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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.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Heuchera 'Rosada'.
 
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