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Tiarella cordifolia var. collina Wherry
Heartleaf foamflower, Wherry's foamflower
Synonyms: Tiarella wherryi
USDA Symbol: TICOC
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This lovely, low-growing plant of Eastern forests, formerly known as Tiarella wherryi and still often sold in nurseries as Wherrys Foamflower, has lovely purple-and-green leaves that turn a burgundy in the fall. Its fuzzy leaves and spring stalks of ethereal white flowers make it a welcome addition to the eastern woodland garden or shady flowerbed. It is well behaved and wont colonize but can be massed in drifts to provide herb-layer cover in the shade. Though normally deciduous, it can be evergreen if protected from north winds through the winter.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Pubescence:
Puberulent Size Notes:
Foliage to 6 inches. Bloom stalks to 20 inches. Leaf:
Green with purple accents. Burgundy in winter. Autumn Foliage:
Flowers in 1 to 6 inch flower spikes
Fruit: Size Class:
0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AL , MS , NC , SC Native Distribution:
Eastern North America, Zones 5 to 7 Native Habitat:
Rich, mesic woodlands USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Rich, moist, acidic, woodland soils and moist granite outcrops
Conditions Comments: Does not tolerate flooding.
A fine, deciduous,
herb-layer plant for the Southeastern woodland or shady flower garden. Conspicuous Flowers:
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Newark, DE
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Record Modified: 2012-04-12
Research By: DEW