Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia


Tiarella cordifolia, commonly called foamflower, is clump-forming perennial which spreads rapidly by runners to form dense, wide clumps of foliage. Semi-glossy, heart-shaped, 3-5 lobed leaves rise directly from the stolons. Leaves may have reddish variegation along the veins. Foliage is evergreen in mild winters, often turning reddish bronze in autumn and winter. Tiny, white flowers with very long stamens appear in airy racemes in spring for about 6 weeks on numerous, erect, wiry, mostly leafless flower stems. Flower buds are pinkish.



Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers humusy, organically rich, moisture-retentive soils. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Wet soils, particularly in winter, can be fatal, however. Removal of flower spikes after bloom will improve the appearance of the foliage mound. 


Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Saxifragaceae

Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Description: White or pink

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Good Fall

Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

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