Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foam flower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Tiarella cordifolia
  • Common name: Foam flower
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Flowers

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Tiarella cordifolia has heuchera-like leaves, which are often spotted or patterned with mahogany blotches and develop a rich red hue in autumn. In late spring and early summer, short upright spikes of foamy flowers are borne just above the foliage. It looks best grown as ground cover in shady wild and woodland gardens, or in shady borders planted with hostas and hardy ferns.

For best results grow Tiarella cordifolia in moist but well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Protect plants from winter wet, and divide clumps in spring or autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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