Heuchera micrantha

Crevice Alumroot

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 1' X 1'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



Crevice alumroot is one of many members of the Heuchera genus that inhabit shady, mountainous habitats in California and beyond. Crevice alumroot is often seen protruding from the rocky banks of forest streams. The round, lobed leaves have serrated margins and vary in color from apple green to nearly maroon. In Santa Clara County, the leaves tend to be on the apple green end of the spectrum. The form is a neat rounded clump which slowly spreads via rhizome. The flowers arise in a raceme of numerous little blooms of pink or white. Plant crevice alumroot in soil that is at least somewhat well-draining, in a setting of mostly shade and fairly regular water. The clumps may be divided every few years in the winter.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen