Heuchera rubescens, Pink Alum Root
Pink Alum Root
A native evergreen perennial from the Sierras and Southern California. It can reach up to six inches high and half a foot wide. It has light pink white flowers that bloom in the spring. It is great in containers.
You can deadhead flowers in late fall if the plant is small. It is best to cut tall stems back hard and deadhead flowers on large plants in late fall. This plant is susceptible to Strawberry root weevil, the larvae of the insect feed on the plant’s root system. The plant will loose vigor and decrease in size. Rust is also a pest to heucheras. The rust is an orange patch on the underside of the leaf and the top side of the leaf will appear splotchy with dead zones. The rust is most active in the wetter cooler seasons. When you notice rust remove and destroy foliage.
An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area. For more recommendations visit our Easiest California Native Plants to grow in your garden guide.
- Plant in part shade
- Moist to dry soil
- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks
- Attracts hummingbirds, birds and bees
- Hardy up to 15 degrees
- Deer resistant
- Native to California