Alum Root (Heuchera pubescens)

Alum Root

Scientific Name: Heuchera pubescens
Common Name: Alum Root
Description of facts and concepts: The plant was used as an astringent and poultice during the Civil War, pulling wounds together and stopping excessive bleeding. Wounds were then packed with sphagnum moss. These practices saved many lives. Green flowers in June.
Seed or division information: Seeds and divisions from the rhizome
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W1
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: Green Flowers
Height: 12″
Spread: 12″
Family: Saxifrage family
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral sandy loam
Soil: Dry to Wet Medium dry
Light: Sun to Shade Shade
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-8