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Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot*

Heuchera villosa 'Pinot Noir'

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Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot (Heuchera villosa 'Pinot Noir') at Fernwood Garden Center

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot foliage

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Coralbells, Alumroot

Description:

Dainty spikes of creamy bells rise from a compact mound of silver foliage, contrasting with purple-gray veins; amazing contrast to other plants; great versatility; keep soil moist in heat of summer

Ornamental Features

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot features dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. Its attractive tomentose lobed leaves remain silver in color with distinctive purple veins throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Pinot Noir Hairy Alumroot is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features