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Heuchera x 'Autumn Leaves'

#PP22103, COPF

Also called Alum Root

Heuchera x 'Autumn Leaves' - Coral Bells - Photo courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.

More About Heuchera x 'Autumn Leaves' (PP22103, COPF)

  • Upright stems with panicles of small white flowers
  • Leaves emerge a bright red and fade slightly in the summer months
  • As the weather cools, the leaves change back to an intense ruby-red
  • Semi-evergreen in milder winters
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 40 cm

Interesting Notes:

Parentage: Heuchera villosa x Heuchera americana.

  • Heuchera americana (Fancy-leafed Coral Bells) Tolerates extreme heat and cold and is native to Ontario.
  • Heuchera villosa (Hairy Alum Root) Tolerates heat and humidity. More shade loving and leaves have a hairy, velvety texture. Flowers tend to last longer than others of the species. 
  • Heuchera micrantha (Small Flowered Alum Root) Grows best in or tolerates wetter locations. Remains evergreen in Ontario winters. More ruffled and curled, leaf habit.
  • Heuchera cylindrica (Poker Coral Bells) Tolerates harsh, extreme temperatures and drying winds. Known for its short, compact, flower habit and a more rounded, leaf shape. 
  • Heuchera sanguinea (Coral Bells) Extremely drought and heat tolerant. Known for a more intense, flower colour and earlier bloom time. One of the first species to be used for breeding. Semi-evergreen foliage. 





20-25 cm


30-40 cm



Coral Bells Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial sun. Newer cultivars are bred to tolerate more extreme growing conditions such as drought, heat, humidity, and exposure levels. Heuchera are very versatile and create an excellent, colour, contrast option, in mass or as an individual, accent perennial. Remove spent flowers from taller cultivars to keep a uniform appearance. When planting, it is important to note that the crown should remain slightly above the soil level to prevent stem rot. Root weevils are a common problem for coral bells. 

Heuchera x 'Autumn Leaves' (PP22103, COPF) Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Growth Rate



Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum



Foliage Color


Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge