Heuchera abramsii Rydb.
San Gabriel Alumroot, Abrams' Alumroot, Coral Bells
Color: Pink or magenta
Bloom Time: Spring
Heuchera abramsii is a rhizomatous perennial herb with small five-lobed leaves. It produces an up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall inflorescence that bears bright pink or magenta, bell-like flowers.
USDA hardiness zone 7a to 11b: from 0 °F (−17.8 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Generally, these plants are considered easy to grow and require little routine maintenance. To encourage continuous flowering or repeat bloom, deadhead the spent flower spikes as needed. During the summer months, mulching will help keep the soil moist and prevent heat injury to the shallow root system. Coral Bells can be divided every 3 to 4 years if they lose vigor or when the crown gets too large.
Coral Bells prefer to be planted in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. They do not perform well in locations with poor drainage during the winter months. Most Heuchera cultivars will grow more vigorously and have the best leaf coloration when planted in locations with partial shade, particularly in the afternoon. Purple-leafed cultivars can tolerate more direct sun; in general, the darker the purple coloration, the more exposure to sun they can tolerate. Conversely, the amber and gold-leafed cultivars are less sun-tolerant; the more yellow the leaf coloration, the less tolerant to the sun they are. Most cultivars will usually survive in locations with full sun or full shade, but they will be smaller and not look as lively.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Coral Bells.
This species is endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California.
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