Tiarella cordifolia

Foam flower

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


Tiarella cordifolia

Plant details

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.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Genus: Tiarella

Species: cordifolia

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Purple, Light green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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