Scientific Name:

Tiarella cordifolia

Common Name:

Foam flower

Scientific Name Pronounciation:

tee-uh-RELL-a kor-di-FOH-lee-uh

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Usual Size:

6-12 in. H X 8-12 in. W


White to pinkish flowers loosely arranged on a stalk; multiple stalks grow from each clump

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Semi-evergreen, oval to heart shaped, about 4 inches across and 5 to 7 lobed; some plants have dark markings around the veins and most have a bronzy fall color.


A capsule


The early flowers support native bees.

Natural Habitat:

Found growing in the edges of creeks, in seeps or other low, moist locations in rich woods


Multiplies naturally via short rhizomes, so division is the easiest method of propagation.

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Cultural Notes:

Foam flower (Tiarella cordifolia) grows in partial to full shade in a humusy soil that stays fairly moist; not drought tolerant, but makes a good ground cover in moist locations. When planted in masses, the flowering stalks make a nice show; the leaves are interesting, particularly those with markings on them.

Several cultivars are sold in the nursery trade and Tiarella is often hybridized with its relative Heuchera to produce a plant called Heucherella.

Other Common Names: False Miterwort


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