Alpine Heuchera, Mountain Saxifrage
Heuchera glabra

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: glabra (GLAY-bruh) (Info)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Seward, Alaska

Beulah, Michigan

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 15, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Heuchera glabra grows in the mountains around our town of Seward on the coast of South-central Alaska. It's range is from the Alaska Peninsula following along the coast all the way through the Panhandle to Oregon, as well as the Aleutian Chain, favoring moist, rocky areas.

H. glabra has a clumping habit, its leaves 3-5 lobed and slightly hairy on the underside. The 5-petaled tiny, whitish flowers appear in groups of three along a branched stem of 10-16".