Definition of heuchera in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔɪkərə/


A North American plant with dark green round or heart-shaped leaves and slender stems of tiny flowers.
  • Genus Heuchera, family Saxifragaceae: many species, in particular H. sanguinea, with many ornamental cultivars
Example sentences
  • Ferns, hostas, camellias, pieris, heucheras and many others can provide foliage interest, while flowering interest can come from fuchsias, lilies and impatiens.
  • Even though they have small flowers, hummingbirds like heucheras.
  • In the bed above, deep pink primroses play off the purple-leafed heuchera, pale yellow daffodils, and pink azaleas.


Modern Latin, named after Johann H. von Heucher (1677–1747), German botanist.

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