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Tiarella Pink Skyrocket

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Perfect for a shady spot

A delightful early perennial, perfect for underplanting trees and large shrubs for a woodland effect. Mounds of deeply cut green leaves with red veins often remain evergreen. In early spring plump, narrowly conical spikes of pink buds rise above the leaves opening to tiny, starry white-pink flowers. The blooms last for several weeks leaving the attractive foliage which is reminiscent of a heuchera. A lovely planting partner for spring flowering bulbs; perfect for small gardens.

Where?

Plant in semi-shade or shade at the front of beds and borders or in pots in a shady spot. Ideal under deciduous trees or small shady gardens.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil that is not too dry. Remove dead leaves and faded flowers as required. Clean up foliage if it dies down in winter. 

Tiarella gets its botanical name from the Greek, tiara - a small crown. They are related to saxifrages

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 20 cm - 30 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H1a

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden

Typically available

From April to September