Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Yes
Safe for pets
Origins: North America
Fun Facts: The genus Heucher...
The genus Heuchera was named after a German physician and botanist from the 18th century, Johann Heinrich von Heucher. Heucher taught and practiced medicine while creating collections of medicinal preparations. During his tenure, he shared in establishing the Wittenberg Botanical Gardens. Heuchera is used medicinally for anti-inflammatory and antiseptic uses, among others.