This native North American species has pale green heart-shaped leaves which develop bronze highlights in the autumn. In summer, it produces a profusion of starry white flowers on 4- to 12-inch spikes. It self-sows freely.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsTiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of intricate leaves in a variety of shapes and with distinct markings. For a long period from spring into summer, the profusion of foamy flowers can be appreciated up close or from a distance. Grow eastern foam flower 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.
PropagationSow seed as soon as ripe or in a cold frame in the spring. Divide the rhizomes in spring.
ProblemsRust, powdery mildew, slugs, weevils
- Genus : Tiarella
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Bloom Time : Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Self Seeds
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White