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Coral Bells, Alumroot, Coralbells, Alum Root 'Snow Angel'

Heuchera sanguinea

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heuchera (HEW-ker-a) (Info)
Species: sanguinea (san-GWIN-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Angel
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12-18 in. (30-45 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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:

, (2 reports)

Oakland, California

San Leandro, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Pleasant Valley, Connecticut

Stamford, Connecticut

Cordele, Georgia

Smelterville, Idaho

Chicago, Illinois

Des Plaines, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

South China, Maine

Tracys Landing, Maryland

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Hopkins, Minnesota

Columbia, Missouri (2 reports)

Denville, New Jersey

Three Bridges, New Jersey

Canandaigua, New York

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

Wilton, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Albion, Pennsylvania

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Earlysville, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Bellevue, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Appleton, Wisconsin

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 20, 2013, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is a very pretty heuchera. I have quite a few varieties. The leaf variegation on this one is really outstanding, and the flowers are pink - a great combination.


On Aug 17, 2011, HydroPinke from Burien, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

last year I composted 4 other heucheras because of rust. This is the only one that didn't get rust! its a keeper in my garden.


On Apr 6, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have this plant growing in 3 different locations. One has morning sun, another has very late afternoon sun and the third is in continuous dappled shade. It over winters well and seems to prosper in all 3 locations.


On May 26, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

This heuchera is very attractive because of the variegated foliage. I have divided it already after 2 years of growth and the divided plants came back very well. The pink flowers are just the icing on the cake to me - I just love the leaves.


On May 2, 2006, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Now it's in full sun but it burned a bit last summer so it will go to part shade as soon as the rain ends.