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Foam Flower’s white, feathery plumes create a mystical look in the spring garden. This interesting plant is deer resistant and will thrive in full sun to partial shade. (Tiarella cordifolia)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Size Bag of 3
SKU 1TIAR3

Plant Information

Also called Mitrewort since each tiny floret looks like a popes Mitre or pointed cap, Foam Flower is famous for forming large patches on the forest floor with large, handsome maple-like leaves. The blooms then rise from the lush, low patches of green on flowering stems that light up the forest with white bursts of bloom--they are the essense of spring. There are also hybrid tiarellas, but most wildflower gardeners think the original is the most beautiful.
SKU 1TIAR3
Common Name Foam Flower
Botanical Name Tiarella cordifolia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink, White
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Leaves may have reddish variegation along the veins and is evergreen in areas with mild winters, often turning reddish bronze in autumn and winter.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsFoam Flower
 
2.5

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4.0

Love my foam flower

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from Brookfield

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Foam Flower:

    Want more of these little beauties in my shade garden it had been perfect for 15 years but doesn't grew big enough to divide

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very tasty to squirrels...

    By 

    from New Jersey

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Hardy

    Cons

    • Pests & Disease

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Foam Flower:

      All but one of the foam flowers I purchased were dug up and devoured by squirrels! If you live by hungry squirrels this may not be the plant for you.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not Pest Friendly

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      from New Jersey

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

      • Pests & Disease

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Foam Flower:

        Unfortunately all but one of the foam flowers we purchased were dug up and eaten, presumably by squirrels. Deer may not like them, but something else sure does!

         
        4.0

        Nice flower first year.

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        from Warren, RI

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Does Well By Rock Wall

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In Mid Border

          Comments about American Meadows Foam Flower:

          Very nice plant.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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