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Tiarella cordifolia

Foam flower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Tiarella cordifolia
  • Common name: Foam flower
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Tiarella cordifolia

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Tiarella cordifolia and wildlife

Tiarella cordifolia has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Tiarella cordifolia poisonous?

Tiarella cordifolia has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People