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Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root 'Prince'


Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Prince
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Dracut, Massachusetts

Ludington, Michigan

Leland, Mississippi

Poplarville, Mississippi

Columbus, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 9, 2015, Henzelli from Columbus, OH wrote:

These were my very first variety of Heuchera, and I've loved them ever since. I have them intermixed with brighter varieties and the contrast is fantastic. I'm disappointed that these seem to only flower in the spring and then by the time summer gets settled they're done. But the dark foliage contrasting with the green and bronze of my other Heucheras is a beautiful contrast that makes the whole shade garden pop!


On Jul 3, 2009, joycerogers0713 from Wiggins, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a beautiful plant! Easy to grow in my zone 8b. I've had heuchera "Prince" in a container on my porch for a year now. It gets 6 - 8 hours of sun and has had no mulch or other weather protection. It withstands our hot Mississippi coast summer and the 2009 winter (when it snowed twice) Truely an eye catcher in front of a container of Pink Muhly Grass!