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Richardson’s Alumroot

Scientific name

Heuchera richardsonii


Richardson’s Alumroot is a perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 0.5 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Prairie Alumroot. The leaves are basal, 7 cm long, have round to broadly heart shaped lobes, have coarsely toothed margins, and appear on long hairy stalks. The flowers are small, subtle, greenish white coloured, drooping, appear on leafless stalks, and bloom between April and June. This plant spreads well and forms good ground cover. The flowers are attractive to pollinator species, like hummingbirds and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Richardson’s Alumroot grows best in dry to normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained sand, loam, or rock soil types. This wildflower naturally occurs in dry meadows, prairies, forest edges, sandy hills, and rocky forests.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 2 m