Heuchera - Coral Bells
"Boys. Now, boys," my grandfather would say, stopping to gently probe a plant with his walking staff, "this is alumroot. It is good for the liver. Yes. That's right."
Though Heuchera has more than one medicinal use, it is more often cultivated as an ornamental perennial for its foliage and flower. So popular has it become, and new hybrids so frequently introduced, that one wonders, "Alright, already! How many more do we need?"
Heuchera should be a wonderful addition to your perennial garden. If you prefer using native plants in your garden, this one may be right for you. And if you like to collect specimens with some medicinal history, you can proudly stroll through your garden and point out alumroot to your attentive friends and loved-ones.
To learn more about Heuchera, read our article, Now Boys, This Is Alumroot.