PLANT BASE

Huchera americana

American coral bells

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
1-2'
1-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Domed, clumping
Flower
Perennial

American Alumroot, Alumroot

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
June-August
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen leaf
Colored foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Acidic, adaptable
Soil Preference
Hummusy, well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Rich woods and rock outcroppings, open rocky woods
Ontario to Georgia, west to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Nebraska
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Drought
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Drought
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Wild columbine,Creeping phlox,Wild blue phlox,Pennsylvania sedge
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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