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Tiarella wherryi 'Oakleaf'

This cultivar of the North American species has reddish, deeply lobed, oak-like leaves that mature to dark green with burgundy splashes. From late spring to early summer it produces a profusion of starry pink flowers for up to 8 weeks. Plants grow to about 18 inches tall and wide.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsTiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of intricate leaves. Grow 'Oakleaf' 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 or full shade.

PropagationDivide the rhizomes in spring

ProblemsRust, powdery mildew, slugs, weevils

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