Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Longflower Alumroot

Longflower Alumroot

Heuchera longiflora

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, loamy or rocky soils, alkaline pH.  6-10 inches tall with a 3 foot tall flower spike, purplish to yellow blooms in late spring.  This plant is usually grown for it’s green foliage. Flowers are small and nondescript. Spreads slowly to form a groundcover.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Only occurs in 6 counties — Claiborne, Hancock, Sullivan, Greene, Cocke, and Sevier.

Designated a Special Concern species in Tennessee.  Foliage is a medium green with dark green veining and sometimes a silvery overlay.  Needs afternoon shade.  Makes a good woodland groundcover.  Occurs naturally in shaded woods and roadcuts over limestone substrates and outcroppings.  Has a deep-seated taproot so difficult to transplant.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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