A good choice for winter color, this clump-forming variety is often grown for its long lasting, pink-budded white flowers that appear in late spring on 12-inch spires. Its star-shaped leaves are marked with burgundy and, in mild climates, turn bronze in winter. Plants grow to about 1 foot tall and wide.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsTiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of intricate leaves. For a long period from spring into summer, the profusion of foamy flowers can be appreciated up close or from a distance. Grow 'Starfish' 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
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
- Bloom Time : Late Spring
- 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