"Tiarella cordifolia var. collina 'Oakleaf' is one of the first and still one of the best of the new generation of foamflowers. A very long blooming, clumping plant with wonderfully shaped leaves, light pink flowers and bronze new spring growth. Brilliant burgundy winter color." -- North Creek Nurseries
" 'Oakleaf' is noted for its bright oak-like foliage and its spires of white flowers in spring. It forms a basal foliage mound of three-lobed, oak-like, dark green leaves. Leaves may acquire attractive red tints in fall. Foliage mound typically grows to 6" tall and 10" wide. Tiny white flowers bloom in spring in bottle-brush-like racemes atop erect, wiry, mostly leafless stems which rise above the foliage mound to a height of 9-12"." -- Missouri botanical Garden
Tiarella 'Brandywine is very adaptable, and well-suited to shade gardens. It prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter, and dappled light. It can suffer from excessively dry summer spells, and prolonged winter periods with wet feet. But, if one can avoid these extremes, foamflowers are very easy to grow and low-maintenance. It is not aggressive, and if left to its own devices, it will from an effective ground cover in due time. Dense colonies are formed by above-ground runners known as stolons. When you combine its easy-going nature and adaptability, you also get an excellent filler plant. Take advantage of the ornamental foliage to complement, or contrast, other shade-loving plants such as ferns and sedges, Phlox stolonifera, Polygonatum biflorum, Trillium grandiflorum, and more. Or, just plant them en masse in the front of a border.
A shared introduction from the University of Delaware, the Brandywine Conservancy and Dunvegan Nursery.