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Foam Flower

Tiarella cordifolia

Attractive wildflower spreads by underground stems to form colonies for shady wooded sites. Pixie star flowers tower above the mounds of mini grape-like leaves.

Xerces Society - special value to native bees. Foamflowers are close cousins to the Coral-bells. This species is a native wildflower, and a parent to many of the new hybrids. Plants form a spreading mat of scalloped green leaves, turning bronze in colder months and remaining evergreen in mild winter regions. Short sprays of airy white flowers appear in early summer. An excellent woodland groundcover, preferring rich, moist soil. Runners are produced in summer and these trail around the plant, rooting to form new plantlets. These can be easily moved in early spring to start a new patch.


Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

12-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 Find your zone


Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 50-65° F providing 50% shade, keeping plants evenly moist but never wet or completely dry. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining organically rich soil with a neutral pH. Handle carefully, keep crown of plant just below soil surface, spreading roots downward in the pot. Once planted, water immediately to settle the soil around the roots.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in well-drained moist humus-rich soil in partial shade. Woodland garden champion.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.