Amy Dabbs, Horticulture Extension Agent, Charleston County and Joey Williamson, HGIC Horticulture Extension Agent, Clemson University

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) is a shade-loving perennial native to the eastern United States and Canada. This small, evergreen, mounding or running groundcover has been underutilized in the home landscape. Increased development of cultivars and hybrids between eastern and western US native species and an Asian species has created a wide range of tiarellas that are now widely available in the nursery industry. Home gardeners looking for interesting native plants to bring intriguing beauty to shady nooks will enjoy the wide range of new foliage shapes and colors this durable and trouble-free plant has to offer.

For more information see, HGIC 1183, Foamflower.

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