Foam flower

Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Foam flower (Tiarella 'Spring Symphony')
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Genus:  Tiarella

This reblooming, clump-forming variety blooms in spring, producing 15-inch spires densely packed with pink blossoms. Its deeply cut foliage is compact, with black markings along the midrib. Plants grow to about 10 inches tall and wide. 

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Tiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of intricate leaves. Grow 'Spring Symphony' as a groundcover or edger in a shady border or woodland garden. Tiarellas are great foils to early spring bulbs.

Care: 

Tiarella can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but they prefer cool, moist, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade. Protect from excessive winter moisture.

Propagation: 

Divide the rhizomes in spring.

Problems: 

Rust, powdery mildew, slugs, weevils.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
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
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'