Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants, belonging to the natural order Saxafragaceæ, tribe Saxafrageæ, and the type of Bartling's tribe Heuchereæ. The calyx is bell-shaped, the tube cohering at the base with the ovary, 5-cleft; the petals are 5 in number, spatulate, small, and entire; the stamens 5 in number; the styles 2, and slender; and the pod 1-celled, with 2 parietal many-seeded placentæ, and 2-beaked, opening between the beaks. They are perennials, with round heart-shaped leaves, principally from the rootstock. The flowers are in small clusters disposed in a prolonged and narrow panicle, and are greenish or purplish. About 20 species are known, natives of North America and Mexico. The root furnishes a powerful astringent, whence the name alum-root applied to some of the species, particularly H. Americana. H. villosa is sometimes called the American sanicle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of North American herbs with basal cordate or orbicular leaves and small panicled flowers.
- n. genus of North American herbs with basal cordate or orbicular leaves and small panicled flowers
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
“Coral bells also known as heuchera is one of my all time favorite container plants.”
“They really echoed the maroons from the leaves of the tree with the foliage of the heuchera and physocarpus (not to mention the birdbath).”
“March 31, 2010 at 9: 42 pm just a guess but heuchera … (one of my favorites) maybe citronelle”
“Here's a native blue carex, a 'Burgundy Lace' fern, and a 'Dolce Licorice' heuchera.”
“Many of these plants are repeated in her own yard such as coral bells (heuchera), Thunberg spiraea (Spirea thunbergii 'Ogon') and "Knock Out" roses.”
“Victorian gothicThis combination of plants will farebest in full sun: for partial shade, switch the sun-loving sempervivums and curry plants for a dark-leaved heuchera such as'Chocolate Ruffles 'or Hebe pimeleoides' Quicksilver '.”
“Citronelle is the brightest heuchera, perfect for the cooler blues of the blue star juniper in the bed by the front step.”
“The lime heuchera looks like an ideal plant for sparkling shady areas.”
“Since heuchera is sometimes called coral bells, how about Fairie Bells?”
“I am afraid to move that heuchera as well, but if it makes some offsets I might pinch them off to replant.”
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I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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