Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, sand
Bloom Time: April, May, June, July
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, creeping, fall interest, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Tiarella cordifoliaAlso known as:
A medium height groundcover, the leaves of the foam flower closely resemble those of the Heuchera to which it is related. Delicate, star-shaped flowers cluster on 12" tall racemes, giving them a feathery or "foam" like appearance.
Tiarella cordifolia is a very adaptable plant. Ideal for shade gardens, it can withstand part to full sun if the soil is kept consistently moist. It is non-invasive, yet will easily spread by stolons to form dense colonies. The flowers are persistent, lasting up to 6 weeks in late spring to early summer: April to July. Zones 3-7
Best propagated by division in spring or fall. Easy to propagate from seed without particular preparation, but new plants are slow to mature.
Great for shade gardens and margins, the foam flower also has good fall interest when its leaves will turn to bronze. In warmer areas it will retain its leaves throughout winter.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, CT, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: NJ, WI
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