Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia
Tiarelle cordifoliée
Perennial
Native to Canada
Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
Deciduous woods, borders
Partial Sun, Shade
Up to 1 foot (30 cms)

Blooms in:

Summer - Zone 5

Bloom Colors:

Pink, Purple, White

Attracts:

Birds, Butterflies, Mammals

Overview

 

Creeping Foamflower has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented white star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its lobed leaves are green in colour. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous deep purple in the fall.

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

 

Companion Plants

Care Checklist

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.

More Information

Tends to spread.

 

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