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Tiarella cordifolia

Native Plants

Foamflower

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Summary

With attractive medium-green lobed leaves and 8-10” tall stems covered in tiny white to pinkish-white flowers,foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) stands out in the garden as one the best native plants for use as a shade groundcover. Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions from dry to moist, this undemanding plant performs reliably in the garden with well-drained soil. Foamflower is frequently used as a filler in woodland gardens because of its carefree nature and adaptability. It makes an excellent garden companion for creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Dutchman’s-breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), northern lady fern (Athyrium angustum), northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum), and large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). Zones 4-9.  


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous-to-semi-evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    dry-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-to-mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan