Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
6-12 in. H X 8-12 in. W
White to pinkish flowers loosely arranged on a stalk; multiple stalks grow from each clump
Bloom Time Notes:
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.
The early flowers support native bees.
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.
Sun or Shade:
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