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Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Spice
Additional cultivar information: (aka Eco-improved)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On Jun 14, 2013, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This heuchera variety grows in one particular spot where no other heuchera will venture--not sure why, but it does well and looks really good. The flowers are insignificant, but the veining and coloration of the leaves is really striking.

Positive bonehead On Jun 4, 2010, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very attractive foliage and grows to a good sized clump quickly. The flowers on mine are pretty nondescript, no noticeable color to them and the long stalks tend to just fall over. I plan to just snip them off as they sprout and enjoy the foliage.

Positive Malus2006 On Feb 23, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This heuchera do very well in my garden - no seedlings yet - seem to do well both light shade and woodland shade. Have a nice splash of variegation with maroon mixed in.

Positive willmetge On Dec 3, 2005, willmetge from Spokane, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is hands-down my favorite heuchera. Very nice form, leaf-shape, and exquisite pattern. It does great in a pot or in the ground and looks handsome year-round.

Positive PurplePansies On May 24, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have a real "like it" (not usually loooove it :) ) or "hate it" with heucheras..... some cultivars just leave me "lacking" on why I'd really want them in the garden and some bring a smile to my face.... this is one such heuchera.... perhaps it brings a smile because it is surprisingly decorative compared with many heucheras I've seen.... the foliage is really QUITE PRETTY.... multicolored (lime green lavender and purple) with a sort of smokey effect over it..... new mid - age- and older foliage have very different looks which adds to the plants interest..... easy to grow.... nice color in sun and shade but best color in part shade..... :)

Positive Kruch72 On Oct 16, 2004, Kruch72 from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very nice heuchera first year plant. Did not bloom yet, but veins changed from red to to white.

Positive Chickma On Jul 7, 2004, Chickma from Applegate, MI wrote:

This is my favorite Heuchera so far. I don't grow them in anything stronger than morning sun and have had great luck; this one is just beautiful. Mine is in its second year and is about 2'H x 2'W.


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

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Lompoc, California
Los Angeles, California
Merced, California
San Jose, California
Moscow, Idaho
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Skowhegan, Maine
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Applegate, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Hopkins, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Clementon, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Pekin, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Galena, Ohio
Powell, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Portland, Oregon (2 reports)
The Dalles, Oregon
Albion, Pennsylvania
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Christiana, Tennessee
Garland, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Stephens City, Virginia
Arlington, Washington
Spokane, Washington (2 reports)
Stanwood, Washington
Appleton, Wisconsin (2 reports)
Madison, Wisconsin (2 reports)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Minocqua, Wisconsin

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