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Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal - Island Alum Root

In the wild I have seen Heuchera maxima, one of the parents of Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal on shady north facing slopes. I have grown them in the garden in dry shady conditions and they are on my list of dry shade favorites. Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal is a cross including the island alum root as one of its parents. It is a little larger than the other red flowered varieties that I have seen. Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal puts out a knockout round of red flowers in the spring and a smattering of flowers the remainder of the year. For me Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal has been a particularly floriferous variety. It has larger leaves than Heuchera firefly.

Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal

Red flowers and foliage of Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal - Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells.

Plants from the Heuchera Genus featured on this site:
Heuchera Canyon Duet
Heuchera Firefly
Heuchera Kassandra
Heuchera maxima
Heuchera Palace Purple
Heuchera Rosada
Heuchera Santa Ana Cardinal
Heuchera Wendy
Heuchera Yosemite

Other California Native plants that grow in the same part of the garden from our Wildflower List
Clarkia unguiculata
Collinsia heterophylla
Collinsia tinctoria
Dodecatheon clevelandii
Paeonia californica
Pholistoma auritum
Salvia spathacea
Silene laciniata
Sisyrinchium bellum