Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants: Tiarella-Foamflower

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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jan 23, 2016 8:38 AM CST

A plant that you do not see that often at garden centers, but is great if you have dry shade. Gets some very nice Fall coloring.

Some varieties have a nice display of white to light pink flowers.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jan 23, 2016 9:06 AM CST
I do love these! I'm trying some as a ground cover on a hillside with hosta. Foliage is beautiful and the small, spiky blooms are a springtime bonus!
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 23, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Tiarella are great fun!


here with two of my other faves, the mossy saxis Lovey dubby (I should really nominate saxis, but I might be the only one who loves them so)
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jan 23, 2016 8:53 PM CST
That is reason enough to nominate them, they are very nice. You might be introducing someone to a new plant.
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Jan 23, 2016 9:09 PM CST
Lovely Tiarellas. Tried several times with them but they didn't overwinter for me. Think it might have been an issue with winter wet.
Dirtdorphins, I would vote for saxifrage if you nominated them. I only have one variety but I think they're wonderful little plants. Hurray!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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NJBob
Jan 23, 2016 9:14 PM CST
They do not seem to do well in wet areas, and you are pushing the zone most are for zone 4 or higher.

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