Foamflower Shows Well in Groups

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Foamflower can be a great addition to many gardens. It has an interesting, attractive leaf when not in flower. It also produces masses of lovely, lightly-scented white star-shaped flowers that rise above the foliage. Shell pink flower buds appear from mid-spring to mid-summer. It is most effective for visual effects when planted in groups. Green is the summer colour of its lobed leaves, which turn a stunning deep purple in the fall.

Quick Growing Guide

Botanical Name: Tiarella cordifolia

Botanical Family: Saxifragaceae

Also Called: False Miterwort

En français: Tiarelle cordifoliée

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Water: Keep moist

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Foamflowers are a source of food for Canadian wildlife. Their seeds and leaves help birds, such as the ruffed grouse, while their flowers offer pollen and nectar to local pollinators.

In nature, find foam flower in deciduous woods and borders.

A full foamflower plant with its white flowers
A foamflower plant with its white flowers

Caring for Foamflower

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.

Sources and References

GardenersHQ Growing Guide

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