Tiarella cordifolia - Foamflower

Sun Exposure: Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 1 foot

Spread: 2 - 3 feet

Blooms: May, June

Root: Fibrous, Rhizome

Habitat: Deciduous Woodlands, Streambanks

Landscape uses: Ground Cover, Woodland garden, Naturalization

Complimentary Plants: Wild Columbine, Wild Geranium, Virginia Bluebells

Wildlife Value: The small flowers attract small bees and moths.

Seed Origin: Blue Mountains, ON

Germination Code: C(60)

Tiarella cordifolia - Foamflower

  • Foamflower does well in woodland forest settings as it prefers shady conditions and soil that is organically rich and holds onto moisture. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Mature plants spread by runners to form dense clumps of folliage, a good ground cover to keep out unwanted weeds. Tiny, white flowers with very long stamens appear airy and "foamy" in spring for about 6 weeks on numerous, erect flower stems which rise well above the foliage clump. The genus name "Tiarella" comes from the Greek tiara meaning a small crown in reference to the form of the fruit.