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Foam Flower | Plant Profile

Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia) are clump-forming, spreading perennials that can create a leafy groundcover. The leaves are large relative to the rest of the plant and can resemble maple leaves in appearance. The foliage can turn red or bronze in the fall, but may remain evergreen in warmer summer climates. Flower stamens rise above the foliage and contain numerous tiny white flowers that look like foam from far away, as indicated by the name.

Foam Flowers prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in part shade to full shade.

Foam Flowers are perennials that thrive in shady areas such as forest floors or areas along streams and ponds. Plant en masse to create a leafy groundcover.


Foam Flower Characteristics

Foam Flowers are showy woodland groundcovers that prefer shade and rich soils. While the soils should be well drained, they should never be allowed to dry out. Remove spent flower stems after blooming to improve the overall appearance.

There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten the health of Foam Flower.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 9
0.75 - 1.00'
1.00 - 2.00'
Bloom Time
Part Shade - Full Shade
Deer Resistant?