"Tiarella ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ (foamflower ‘Elizabeth Oliver’) is a wonderful low-maintenance perennial that can thrive in any woodland inspired garden. This foamflower has beautiful light green leaves with dark maroon markings along the veins. It was one of the first hybrids between eastern and western Tiarellas, and has been further bred to make many of the new garden varieties of foamflower available today. T. ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ forms small clumps of foliage that spread slowly by runners, eventually forming a dense mat that makes a wonderful woodland groundcover. Spikes of white to pale pink flowers hover above the leaves in spring, occasionally reblooming through summer and into fall." -- Lurie Garden
"Tiarellas prefer moist, rich, organic, well-drained soils in full to part shade. Do not let soil dry out. Elizabeth Oliver is clump-forming, but may spread slowly by runners in some gardens. Remove dead leaves in late fall or early spring for best spring appearance. Makes an excellent groundcover or edging for shady or naturalized areas." -- North Creek Nurseries
Tiarella 'Elizabeth Oliver' was selected and introduced by Charles and Martha Oliver of The Primrose Path nursery in PA. It is one of the oldest Tiarella hybrids and has become the parent of many more.