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.
Cordifolia means heart-shaped leaves in Latin, and Tiarella is from Greek referring to a crown similar to the effect of the seed capsules. This plant produces horizontal rhizomes which help it spread. The leaves are heart-shaped and hairy with shallow lobes and turn to a bronze color in autumn adding beautiful color to the landscape.
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, and after flowering, each flower produces two seed capsules, that are not equal in size but they include several seeds inside.
How to grow Tiarella cordifolia:
Grow Tiarella cordifolia in the sun or in partial shade, however, it requires between two to six hours of sun. Tiarella cordifolia is heat tolerant and survives short drought periods, nevertheless, plant it in moist soil that is well-drained. Regular fertilizing also helps. In general, it is easy to maintain. Cut the leaves back when they deteriorate. Propagate by seed or division. The flowers attract butterflies and bees.