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Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia is part of the Saxifragaceae family of plants. They also call it the Foamflower, Heartleaf Foamflower, Heart-leaved Foamflower, False Miterwort, Coolwort, or Allegheny Foamflower. It is a herbaceous perennial, native to the cool woodlands of North America.

Tiarella cordifolia
Tiarella cordifolia

Cordifolia means heart-shaped leaves in Latin. Tiarella is from Greek referring to a crown similar to the effect of the seed capsules. It produces horizontal rhizomes which help it spread. The leaves are heart-shaped, hairy with shallow lobes. The foliage turns to a bronze color in autumn.

The flowers grow on erect racemes that are about 30cm or 12in. They are white, with five petals, and about ten stamens. Tiarella cordifolia flower in spring from April to July. After flowering, each flower produces two seed capsules. The capsules are not equal in size but they include several seeds inside.

How to grow Tiarella cordifolia:

Grow Tiarella cordifolia in the sun or partial shade. It requires between two to six hours of sun. Tiarella cordifolia is heat tolerant and survives short drought periods. However, plant it in moist soil that is well-drained. Regular fertilizing also helps. It is easy to maintain. Cut the leaves back when they deteriorate. Propagate by seed or division. It attracts butterflies and bees.

Tiarella cordifolia
Tiarella cordifolia

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