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Tiarella Spring Symphony


Foam Flower

Perfect for a shady spot

An elegant plant which makes a mound of maple-like leaves distinctly marked with black. Foamy spikes of slightly fragrant pink flowers are produced in profusion during the spring.


Best in part or full shade, it makes a handsome groundcover for a shady mixed border where they look great in the company of ferns and hostas. Try growing in a container for a lovely effect.


Prefers moist rich soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Cut back flower stems after flowers have faded and remove dead leaves in early spring.

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

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full shade
Soil drainage Well drained
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 Rock garden, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From April to September