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HEUCHERA villosa 'Bronze Wave'

Image of Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'

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Family

Saxifragaceae

Botanical Name

HEUCHERA villosa 'Bronze Wave'

Plant Common Name

Bronze Wave Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot

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General Description

Bronze wave alumroot is a clump-forming, perennial grown for its impressive, shiny bronze foliage and sprays of dainty, fall-blooming white flowers. Alumroot is native to the southeastern United States.

Cultivars of Heuchera villosa tolerate more heat and humidity than other heuchera. Still, this alumroot thrives in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in partial shade to full shade. Bronze wave alumroot is larger than other heuchera and competes well with tree roots, making it a great groundcover for the shade. And, it is said to be deer-resistant. Trim the plant to the crown in late fall. Plant alumroot in mixed borders or woodland gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No