- any of various North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, having clusters of small, cup-shaped flowers, especially the alumroots.
Compare coral bells.
Origin of heuchera
< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Johann Heinreich von Heucher (1677–1747), German botanist; see -a2
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Cultivation and flowering period, as described under Heuchera.
Cultivation and flowering period, the same as for the Heuchera.
Mrs. Norton: I would suggest that hardy alum-root, or heuchera.
This is found in the Heuchera, which is easily grown from seed and reaches a height of eighteen inches.Garden Ornaments
Mary H. Northend
In the front I find that a longish patch of Heuchera Richardsoni has about half the plants overgrown.Wood and Garden
- any plant of the N. American genus Heuchera, with low-growing heart-shaped leaves and mostly red flowers carried in sprays on slender graceful stems: family SaxifragaceaeSee also alumroot
named after J. H. Heucher (1677–1747), German doctor and botanist
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