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Tiarella spp.

Also known as

Foam Flower, False Mitrewort, Sugar Scoop

Tiarella cordifolia growing in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, 02 by Cbaile19 (CC0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Foamflower Overview

Also termed Foamflower, the genus Tiarella contains around 8 hardy perennials, some of which are evergreen. Distribution ranges across Asia and North America. Foliage is generally hairy, rounded and toothed and sometimes also lobed palmately. Flowers are small, star-shaped and coloured pink or white, arranged in panicles or racemes in clusters. This genus is well-placed as groundcover for moist soils in shade locations, spreading growth occurs through the use of runners.

Common problems with Foamflower

How to propagate Foamflower


You can propagate from seeds.


Division in early spring.

Other uses of Foamflower

Is excellent as ground cover.

Ground Cover Plants for Shade

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