A genus of about 37 species, all native to North America. Part of the confusion with the species number on this one is that they cross hybridize easily. Heuchera have palmately lobed leaves on long petioles, and a thick, woody rootstock.
Heucheras are short-lived unless they are divided every 3-4 years as the crown becomes woody.
Name Derivation: Named for Johann Heinrich von Heucher, 18th century professor of medicine and botanist at Wittenberg, Germany
Common Name: Coral Bells, Alumroot
Heuchera is in the family Saxifragaceae.