Foam flower

Tiarella 'Heronswood Mist'

Photo/Illustration: 
Linda Wesley
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Foam flower (Tiarella 'Heronswood Mist')
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Genus:  Tiarella
The leaves of this clump-forming variety look as if they have been dusted by a fine mist of pink, cream, and green. It is a rebloomer, and in spring it  produces a profusion of fragrant light pink flowers on spires that can reach 15 inches, rising above the foliage which grows to about 6 inches tall and wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Tiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of foliage. For a long period from spring into summer, the profusion of foamy flowers can be appreciated up close or from a distance. Tiarellas are a great foil to early spring bulbs. Grow 'Heronswood Mist' as a groundcover or edger in a shady border or woodland garden.
Care:  Provide rich, moist soil in part or full shade. In winter, wet soils can be fatal for this foam flower.
Propagation:  Divide the rhizomes in spring.
Problems:  Rust, powdery mildew, slugs, weevils.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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