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Scientific name

Tiarella cordifolia


Foamflower, also referred to as Heartleaf Foamflower, is a perennial wildflower that grows to about 30 cm in height. Foamflower leaves are basal, heart-shaped, lobed, and have sharply toothed margins. Numerous small, white flowers are arranged in a raceme at the terminal end of a long, leafless stalk. These flowers are star-shaped, have 5 delicate petals, and have a frothy foam-like appearance, hence the common name. Foamflower can form dense colonies in shaded areas due to its rhizomatous root system.

Planting conditions

Foamflower prefers moist, well-drained soils that are rich in nutrients and have a slightly acidic soil. It grows best in sandy or loamy soils and requires full or partial shade. Foamflower can naturally be found growing in moist woods and along shaded stream banks.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 30 cm
  • Spread:
    • 90 cm