UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Water Wise Plants

Heuchera maxima

HEW-ker-ah MAX-im-a
Common Name
Island Alumroot
Plant Type
Mature Size
1-2 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full to half sun
Flower Color
  • Hummingbirds
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Heuchera maxima is a California native plant from the Channel Islands. This heuchera is one of the largest of this genus. It forms a low clump and looks great planted in mass, especially in early spring when the delicate flowers appear on thin stalks above the large green leaves. The flowers are useful as a cut flower.

In the Water Wise Garden we have several Heuchera maxima in a shady spot where the soil is quite rich. These plants have grown very large and are stunning in the spring when they bloom.

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