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Alum Root

Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Alum Root

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Alum Root

3.75

(Heuchera micrantha)

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Common Names
Alum root, Crevice Alum Root, Small-Flowered Alum Root 

Botanical Name
Heuchera micrantha

Plant Family
Saxifragaceae

Native Range
Pacific Northwest of Canada and the US.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Hardiness Zone
3-10

Habit
Low mounding leaves produce long stemmed clusters of pink, white, or greenish flowers to 3ft tall. 

Sun/Soil
Full sun to part shade. Well-drained soil. Grows in rock crevices along the seashores of the PNW.

Germination/Sowing
Seeds can be direct sown in fall or spring, or started in flats indoors in spring.

Growing/Care
Easy to care for. Flower stalks can be cut back after flowering. Plants are semi-evergreen.

Harvesting
The aerial parts can be harvested when the plants are in bloom in summer, roots in fall or winter. 

Culinary Uses
None known.

Medicinal Uses
Alum Root has many traditional medicinal uses in the Pacific Northwest due to the astringent properties of the leaves and roots.

Themes
Native Plant Garden, Container Garden, Rock Garden, Apothecary Garden, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers.