Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf Foamflower Plants
(tee-uh-RELL-a  kor-di-FOH-lee-uh) 

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Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf Foamflower picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf Foamflower picture in pots shade to partial sun March April May White 12 inches  Average to Moist 12 inches Perennial

 Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf Foamflower picture 
Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower 
pictures by cj

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Tiarella cordifolia 
Heartleaf foamflower 

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     A planting of Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower creates an impressive show with itís dense white spires above the handsome foliage (suggestive of maple or oak leaves) and is an attractive woodland favorite from summer through fall, turning a beautiful red in autumn. The white flowers often have a slight pink accent, grow about 12 inches tall and are great for shaded rock gardens, woodland gardens, border fronts, and wild gardens. Foamflower will naturalize and can be planted in moist areas along stream banks or planted in mass to create an attractive ground cover.
     Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower is e
asily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade and prefers a moist site high in organic matter with partial shade to shade.  It is a compact native wildflower with
semi-glossy, oval to heart-shaped 3 to 7-lobed 4 inch leaves; that turn bronze in the fall.  The airy, white, loosely arranged flowers bloom in mid-spring.  Foamflower spreads by short rhizomes and is not drought tolerant.  Seeds are cold stratified and germinate at 30/15 C in light.

     Foamflower is clump-forming perennial which spreads rapidly by runners (stolons) to form dense, 1-2' wide clumps of foliage.   Leaves rise directly from the stolons and may have reddish variegation along the veins. Foliage is evergreen in mild winters, often turning reddish bronze in autumn and winter. Tiny, white flowers with very long stamens (foamy texture of stamens results in the common name) appear in airy racemes in spring for about 6 weeks on numerous, erect, wiry, mostly leafless flower stems which rise well above the foliage clump to a height of 10-12". Flower buds are pinkish.. Plants are in the same family as Heuchera, Tellima and Mitella and called false miterwort because of its similarity to Mitella (miterwort).

    The common name for this seemingly delicate knee-high woodland wildflower comes from the foamy white racemes above the spires of small white starry flowers in spring.  Leaves are a basal mound of three-lobed, oak-like, dark green leaves usually 6 to 10 inches tall with flowers on erect, wiry, mostly leafless stems rising 2 or 3 inches above the leaves.  Foamflower is native to the cool rich forest floors of the Northeast and adaptable to a wide range of conditions.  Foamflower attracts butterflies, is considered deer resistant, and can be grown in areas with more sun provided it has mulch and enough moisture. 

Saxifrage family 
Scientific Name: Tiarella cordifolia 
Common Name: Heartleaf foamflower
Tiarella (tee-uh-RELL-a) - Little crown, tiara, referring to the shape of the fruit
cordifolia (kor-di-FOH-lee-uh) - Heart-shaped leaf
Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower is found within temperate deciduous forests of North America. Seeds need cold stratified and germinate at 30/15 C in light.

    The map below shows areas where native Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower  wildflowers grow wild from Nova Scotia, Appalachian Mountains to Alabama and West to Minnesota.  They can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower 

Grows wild in the following states

State Distributional Map Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower

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Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower  plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.