Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
    Rockfoil Family
    This woodland wildflower makes a great groundcover for shady spaces in average to moist soils. The foliage typically stays evergreen or at least semi-evergreen in our Piedmont climate and tends to take on hues of purple and red in the winter. In early spring white plumes of flowers rise up to attract various small bees and flies. Planted in mass, these are truly stunning plants. Foamflower also makes a particularly good container plant--try it in a pot with Christmas Fern. They do not tolerate sticky clay or too much sun.
    Blooms: White, 3-4 weeks, April-May
    Leaves: Green, with red tones, 1-3”, lobed, fuzzy,  heart shaped leaves
    Height: 12-18” 
    Space: 12-18”
    Soil: Average-Moist, rich soil (does not tolerate clay well)
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Bees, butterflies, flies
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone :3-9
    Native Status: NC Native, common in the Piedmont, uncommon in the mountains & sandhills
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown