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Tiarella cordifolia

Native Plants


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With attractive medium-green lobed leaves and 8-10” tall stems covered in tiny white to pinkish-white flowers, 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 but well-drained soils, this undemanding plant performs reliably in the garden. Foamflower is frequently used as a filler in woodland gardens because of its carefree nature and adaptability. It makes an excellent garden companion for Phlox stolonifera, Dicentra cucullaria, Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum, Adiantum pedatum, and Trillium grandiflorum.

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    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
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    deciduous, semi-evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-spring, mid-spring
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