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Tiarella 'Mint Chocolate'

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This clump-forming variety has unusually long, maple-shaped leaves with a chocolate-colored overlay. It is topped in spring by 16-inch spires of pink buds which yield to wispy, starlike ivory flowers. Plants rebloom lightly, so they can flower from spring to mid-summer. ‘Mint Chocolate’ grows to about 16 inches tall and a foot wide.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsTiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of intricate leaves. Grow 'Mint Chocolate' as a groundcover or edger in a shady border or woodland garden. It is a great foil to early spring bulbs.

CareProvide moist, rich soil in part to full shade.

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 Summer, Late Spring, Spring
  • Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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