Commonly called the Foam Flower, Tiarella are related to Heuchera and are a clump forming ground cover plant grown both for the flowers and the foliage.
It is the central marking of the leaves that are the main attraction, ‘Neon Lights’ has deep burgundy markings, ‘Crow Feather’ with a more vein like merging structure, back to deep burgundy are two.
The autumn colours are also a standout. It is the ability of this evergreen plant to add could to shaded areas of the garden that make them so useful.
This is a plant that will reach around 30cm in height and spread to a similar width.
The plants that we see today with the spectacular foliage are mainly hybrids and yes they are related to Heuchera.
Care and Growing Conditions
Good drainage is essential to prevent root problems, mulching is recommended. Some extra water during dry hot summers will be beneficial.
These are a stoloniferous plant and over time will spread. propagation is easiest by division of established clumps.
Some cultivars are larger that others with T. wherryi ‘Oakleaf’ which is a cordifolia type being one such variety.
- Botanical Name – Tiarella cordifolia “American Foam Flower’
- Botanical Name – Tiarella polyphylla ‘Asian Foam Flower’
- Genus – Saxifragacae
- Common Name – ‘Foam Flower’
- Position -bLight to deep shade.
- Soil – Well drained humus rich soil is best,
- Frost tolerant – Yes