Ask a Question forum: Feedback on Tiarella Happy Trails

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Aug 25, 2014 1:48 PM CST
This past weekend I picked up this plant from a nursery. It was unlabeled but after some research I am sure this is what I bought.

Some online descriptions describe this as a "vigorous grower" which in my mind may translate to invasive! Many of the pictures I came across show the plant grown in a container with the vines draping. I had planned to plant it into the ground. But before I do I thought I would check here.

I looked in the database and there are no comments posted for this plant.

Anyone have this and have any feedback for me?
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Aug 29, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Jennifer, I'm not familiar with Foamflower (Tiarella 'Happy Trails') but it sure is pretty. I noticed too that there were as yet no comments about this particular plant in the database ... I guess you will have to be the first to comment as your plant matures and grows. Smiling
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Aug 29, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Jennifer, my neighbor in Md had hers planted in the ground. I can email her and ask her for some info if you like?
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Aug 30, 2014 11:46 AM CST
It does send out runners. This from Bluestone Perennials: "Prefers moist, humus-rich soil with good drainage. Can be divided in spring or fall. Spreads by stolons which can be easily pulled up to control spread, or planted elsewhere. Remove spent flower heads to improve appearance. Semi-evergreen so do not prune for winter."
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Aug 31, 2014 10:57 AM CST
I had it and it wasn't at all vigorous here in my zone 6b/7a.
I garden for the pollinators.

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