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Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave'

Hairy Alumroot / Maple-leaved Alumroot

Heuchera villosa 'Bronze Wave' has shiny, almost lacquered looking bronze to red brown foliage. In early fall small whitish flowers hover above the foliage on long stems. It makes a lovely shade groundcover that can happily compete with tree roots and come out looking good. Big, 6-8" diameter bronze-purple leaves make this plant a bold presence in the garden and they serve as a backdrop for the long stems of pink flowers that rise above the foliage from May through July. Groupings give shady areas a shot of color and provide great critter cover!

Benefits

  • Outstanding foliage display
  • Nectar source for hummingbirds
  • Provides cover for small wildlife
  • Will grow in dry shade under hardwood trees
  • Great deer resistant edging plant or groundcover

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in part sun to full shade in moist of average soil. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Trim to crown in late Fall.


Height
18-24 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Range

Heuchera villosa is found in rocky outcrops and cliffs from New York to Missouri, south to Mississippi and Georgia Distribution Maps by State and County

Native Trivia

Heuchera villosa is one of the largest leaved Alumroots and makes a great native substitute for Hosta in the shady border.

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Mammals
Reptiles
Bloom Time
Fall
Late Summer
Habitat Collection
Dry Shade
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Red-Purple
Uses
Border
Container
Cut or dried flower
Drought tolerant
Edging
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Georgia
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia