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Heuchera 'Mt. St. Helens'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Mt. St. Helens
Additional cultivar information:(aka Mount Saint Helens)
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hebron, Kentucky

Sandown, New Hampshire

Portland, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon

Albion, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

(NOTE: AKA 'Mount Saint Helens'.)

HEUCHERA Mount St. Helens Deep fiery-red flowers and red stems. Outstanding.

General Information:
Vigorous and large flowered, these varieties make excellent border plants with their nearly evergreen foliage in neat clumps. Bright flowers are held aloft on airy stems in May through July. Can be used in a shady courtyard pot or as a ground cover under deciduous trees. Avoid dry soil with full sun, good cut flower, evergreen, good groundcover.

Plant Care:
Benefits from deadheading. Watch for frost heaving - mulch can help. It keeps the mature crown in contact with the soil and keeps the soil moist in the summer as well. Must have good drainage over the winter, though, so don't over-do the overwin... read more

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On May 29, 2005, ownedbycats from Southern, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've grown this for 3 years, it has survived some harsh winters without a problem. Foliage is green with small red flowers in spring.