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Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root 'Bressingham Hybrids'


Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Bressingham Hybrids
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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 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

Bloom Color:




Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Riverside, California

Griffin, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Cedar Lake, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Grand Haven, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Florence, Mississippi

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Fargo, North Dakota

Clyde, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Kaysville, Utah

Deer Harbor, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Orchards, Washington

Augusta, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

One of the parent plant is definitely H. sanguinea so prefer sun to light shade.


On Aug 4, 2004, tjsangel003 from Warren, OH wrote:

An easy, beautiful sm. groundcover. The more sun it gets the more water it likes. Hummingbirds are attracted to the pinkish flowers that bloom over a long period-most of the summer. Leaves are a pretty light green. I recommend this for any garden, it will not grow too large.


On Jan 5, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The Bressingham Hybrids are a seed-grown strain of Heucheras, and also vary widely by plant. The ideal is a small leaf, very ruffled, mottled with silver and pink and silver veining. The flowers are an ornamental addition to the foliage, and allowing the stalks to remain adds to the light, airy effect in the garden. Very worthwhile addition to the garden.

Seed will not come true; often seed does not set, but some interesting new plants will result.