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Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Dale's Strain

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kentstar On Dec 13, 2010, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Awesome heuchera for me! It does very well here. Never dies over winter. Looks lush and full all summer. This one seems to turn a pumpkin orange around the edges in fall.

Great heuchera overall. Hardy, full and lush, and nonstop beautiful foilage.

Positive Malus2006 On Apr 6, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I loves Dale's Strain! It currently rank in the top 10 heuchera varieties for me. It does very well for me, with very low death rate - some heuchera cultivars are wimpy and other thrive very well with me. It have variegated white on its leaves - flowers is not valuable but can be removed - the leaves is the main interest - does well in partial shade with a bit of direct sun.

Positive peachmcd On Sep 14, 2006, peachmcd from Durham, NC wrote:

I've never been much interested in heucheras but I got this little and cheap at a local garden shop, liking the foliage. It's burgeoned into a 10" tall by 12" round plant in a container on my shady porch. Didn't bloom there, but Dale's strain doesn't have showy flowers anyway. The foliage really is pretty - not as showy as some heucheras you'll see, but subtle and lovely. I'm planning to divide it for use as a ground cover in a semi-shady area of the yard that's crowded with daffodils in spring, but bare (or weedy) the rest of the year.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Davis, California
Littleton, Colorado
Dacula, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marshall, Missouri
Schenectady, New York
Durham, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Hamilton, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Albion, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Augusta, Wisconsin

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