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Tiarella cordifolia

Also called Creeping Foam Flower


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More About Tiarella cordifolia

  • Rhizomatous perennial vigorously spreads by trailing stolons
  • Heart-shaped to maple-shaped leaves with 3-5 lobes, 10 cm across
  • Leaves may develop reddish variegation along the veins
  • Pink buds open to tiny, star-shaped, white flowers forming spike-like racemes
  • Bronze-red, tinted foliage develops during fall or cooler weather
  • Makes an excellent ground cover for shady or wooded sites
  • Bloom Time: Early to mid-spring
  • Flower Height: 30 cm
  • Foliage Height: 10-15 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

White
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Foam Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to consistently moist, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. They tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, however, protect from excessive, winter moisture. Trim flowers back when finished to maintain a compact habit. 


Tiarella cordifolia Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring
Early Spring

Habit

Spreading
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing
Border/edging

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