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F is for Foam Flower

Foam flower

Foam Flower – Tiarella cordifolia

F is for foam flower, more properly named Tiarella cordifolia.  Foam flower is a delicate perennial shade loving groundcover that sends up plumy racemes of white or pale pink flowers in the spring and early summer. The heart shaped foliage explains the ‘cordifolia’ in its proper name. When the flowers are finished the plant will continue to spread by runner (stolons) over the ground making a very attractive groundcover.  It prefamp humusy soil. However it cannot thrive where it will be wet in the winter.

The photo is from my old Heath garden. I did bring divisions down to Greenfield, and I can see that it has come through the winter.

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