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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Foam Flower
  • Heart-leaf foamflower
  • Foamflower
  • Heartleaf foamflower
  • Allegheny Foamflower
  • False Mitrewort
  • Running Foam Flower

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Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: 4-2014
pretty plant
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-04-02
Zone 9b.
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Undisturbed woodland, Gainesville, GA
Date: 2023-04-28
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-06-05
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-05-02
mass in bloom
Location: Vermont
Date: 2014-06-02
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-27
mass with foliage & flowers

Courtesy Outsidepride
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2006-05-16
Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Date: 2015-02-05
Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Location: Vermont
Date: 2014-06-02
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-27
a mass in bloom

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2011-05-05

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 5, 2021 2:14 PM concerning plant:
    This wonderful and easy short perennial makes a great herbaceous groundcover. It is native from southeast Canada to northern Alabama. Its sort of maple-like leaves are to about 4 inches long with 3 to 7 lobes. The white flowers are tiny of about 1/4 inch across with many borne on 6 to 9 inch long raceme spike-like clusters in spring in April-May. It is a woodland plant that prefers part-shade to full light shade in moist, rich soils. It spreads by rhizomes (underground stems) and makes a great groundcover. Division for propagation is best done in spring. The scientific generic name of Tiarella is derived from the Greek word for crown being "tiara." It is similar to Heuchera that is Coralbells and Alumroot. The general public does not use this nice plant very much in yards; nor really know it. It is found in horticulture mostly used by professional landscape architects & designers and by those who are horticultural enthusiasts. Many larger conventional nurseries and native plant nurseries sell some of Foamflower from their perennial plant sections; I don't think I have seen them sold from big box stores.

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