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Foam flower

Tiarella 'Heronswood Mist'

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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 CharacteristicsTiarellas 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.

CareProvide rich, moist soil in part or full shade. In winter, wet soils can be fatal for this foam flower.

PropagationDivide the rhizomes in spring.

ProblemsRust, powdery mildew, slugs, weevils.

  • Genus : Tiarella
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring
  • Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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