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Foam Flower

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$5.29
Color
White,
Categories
Ground Covers
Bloom Season
Spring,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade, Sun And Shade,
Exposure
Full Shade, Sun And Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Reviews (12)

  • 5
    The bees and butterflies love it

    Posted by Nevaeh on Dec 29 , 2020

    If you want to attract wildlife this is the plant to get

  • 5
    #1 Nursery Conysinrt

    Posted by Trudy Carlson on Nov 13 , 2020

    Excellent -- look forward to seeming them in spring

  • 5
    Foam Flower

    Posted by Becky Owensby on Aug 27 , 2019

    Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my flowers where great

  • 5
    Foam Flower

    Posted by Heather Slone on Aug 26 , 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Foam Flower

    Posted by Darla Rodgers on Aug 23 , 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

  • 5
    Foam Flower

    Posted by Howard Smith on Aug 15 , 2019

    This is a beautiful flower. It was packaged nicely and is lovely to look at.

  • 5
    Foam Flower

    Posted by Sissy Preston on Aug 15 , 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

  • 5
    Natural

    Posted by Lois on Apr 02 , 2017

    These flowers are very pretty and gives gardens a very natural look

  • 5
    Name fits

    Posted by Patrice on Apr 01 , 2017

    The blooms truly look like they are foam and spongy

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Spice up a shade garden with cheery beds of foam flower (Tiarella), a ground-cover perennial herb native to North America and Asia that demands little maintenance and adds beauty to cultivated beds and plots all year long.

In its native habitat, foam flower forms rich carpets in shady, moist forest and dense woodland. It’s thus best suited to full shade, though it can prosper in partial shade—particularly if it receives only morning sunlight. The perennial does best in slightly acidic to neutral soil rich in organic matter. It requires very little fuss once it’s established.

You can easily propagate Tiarella by dividing its clumps in the fall or digging up and replanting its vigorous runners.

Attractive Characteristics of Tiarella - Foam Flower Plant

Foam flower forms clumps or heaps with its lobed, evergreen foliage; it spreads by underground stems, or rhizomes, although the eastern American species, T. cordifolia, commonly called the heartleaf foam flower, also expands via aboveground runners (aka stolons). The leaves come in an array of colors and patterns thanks to the diverse varietals and hybrids on the market, and in some of these they change color in fall or winter.

In spring, Tiarella raises lovely blooming stalks of little white or pinkish flowers that often delight with multi-week displays. When in bloom, this otherwise ground-hugging plant commonly stands between one and two feet tall.

Charming as its spraying blooms are, this perennial is most coveted by gardeners for its dense, humped, spreading year-round foliage, which creates an extremely attractive ground cover.

Varieties & Hybrids of Foam Flower Plants

Often marketed by the Latin genus name as tiarellas—and, in the case of the native species of western North America, sometimes also called “sugar-scoop”—foam flowers comprise only a few wild species. However, thanks to extensive hybridization and development of cultivars, you’ve got a myriad of different forms to choose from.

Some of the many popular varieties include ‘Skeleton Key’ with its deeply dissected leaves, ‘Eco Red Heart’ with its red leaf centers, and ‘Ninja,’ which flourishes beautifully marbled foliage that darkens to purple in the colder months. The playfully named ‘Jeepers Creepers’ cultivar adopts a useful creeping form, while the ‘Neon Lights’ foam flower sports striking, maple-like leaves rimmed with bright green and dark reddish-brown in the middle.

Uses Of Tiarella (Foam Flowers) in the Garden & Yard

Tiarella provides reliably eye-catching and dense-nesting ground cover for shade gardens, ideal for interweaving with other shade-tolerant herbs, grasses, and sedges. It’s a fine choice for shady rock gardens and for stream borders. Keep in mind that it doesn’t stand up to trampling well, so site tiarellas away from areas that receive a lot of foot traffic.

From its long-lasting spring blooms to the lush, textured look of its leaves across the calendar, foam flower is a delightful perennial to add to any shady corner of your yard-scape!