Foam Flower (Tiarella Cordifolia)
Tiarella, also known as foam flower, is a genus of perennial flowering plants native to North America. These plants are known for their attractive foliage and delicate, frothy flowers, which give them their common name of foam flower. Tiarella plants are popular in woodland gardens, as they prefer shady conditions and moist, well-draining soil.
Tiarella plants typically have low, mounding foliage with deeply lobed leaves that are often varied. In the spring, they produce slender spikes of small, star-shaped flowers ranging from white to pink. These flowers are beautiful to bees and other pollinators.
Tiarella foam flower plants are a beautiful addition to any garden or landscape, particularly those with partial or complete shade. They require little maintenance beyond the regular watering and occasional fertilization and can add color and interest to your outdoor space throughout the growing season.
Foam Flower: Tiarella cordifolia, the foam flower, takes its name from the fluffy, feathery clusters of tiny white flowers--so small that they appear as foam on the spiky, thin stems.
This shade-loving, deciduous, perennial wildflower is a spring-blooming beauty, brightening up your garden from mid-spring until early June in most growing zones.
Foam flower perennial is a North American native species, growing in the deep woods north as far as Canada and south to Alabama. In nature, they occur on the woody floor of the forest and high, shady banks of wetlands or swamps.
Tiarella cordifolia is not fussy about the air temperature, but it does want shade or partially shaded light conditions, moist soil, and woody organic materials like compost or hardwood mulch.
Foam Flower Attracts Myriad Creatures and Pollinators
TN Nursery recommends foam flowers to gardeners who want to plant a shade garden that attracts butterflies, songbirds, bees, or small mammals.
Bees, butterflies, and moths cannot resist the allure of the snowy white foam flowers. They will visit your garden to the sometimes hard-to-come-by drink early-season nectar.
After the flowers finish showing off their glorious blooms, they produce their fruit--tiny seeds that songbirds and small mammals will enjoy.
The Ethereal Beauty of Tiarella cordifolia
Tiarella Cordifolia stays relatively petite but makes a significant color splash in the garden. The plant reaches about one to two feet high and will spread about a foot wide.
The leaves are generous, full, long-stalked, and about four inches across. They have rounded tips and shallow lobes with pronounced serration.
Blooming foam flowers form in tall, narrow, dense clusters with profuse numbers of dainty flowers. While the flowers tend to be snow white, they may also be cream or blush pink. They grow atop a leafless stalk, blooming as early as April. It produces seeds around June.
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too early to tell...
Best for ornamental presentation. I so love it when color changes from white to pink as the season goes by.
Great plant and reasonable price.
Arrived dormant. Can't wait till spring now!
If you want to attract wildlife this is the plant to get
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