The Foam Flowers make lovely ground cover for shady positions. There has been a flurry of breeding and there are a great number of varieties that vary only by degree. Hopefully by putting them all together will help you make a little sense of it all. If I had to sum it up, my one piece of advice would be – Don’t panic, they’re all equally lovely.

 

Botanical Style Photographs
Tiarella 'Cygnet'

Tiarella ‘Cygnet’

  • From rose-pink buds open white foamy flowers with feathery bronzy anthers. Tiarella ‘Cygnet’ has deep green maple shaped leaves with deeply divided lobes so as to be almost star shaped. The central region has a strong purple blotch.

Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’

Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’

  • Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’ has deeply incised palmate leaves with the ‘fingers’ cut 3/4 of the way to the palm. All sections are strongly marked giving the whole leaf the suggestion of a purple black star with green margins. Colouring is Apple green on the young leaves, becoming dark green and textured with age. Flowers typical, little white stars with long exerted anthers tipped with orange pollen. The stems are suffused with rosy purple which pervades the buds giving the top of the pyramidal spike a warm glow.

  • Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’

    Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’

Tiarella 'Mystic Mist'

Tiarella ‘Mystic Mist’

  • Tiarella ‘Mystic Mist’ is an exciting newcomer to the Tiarella / Foam Flower family with lovely creamy coloured foliage which is heavily overlaid with pink marbling. They eventually mature pale green with pink speckling with no two leaves alike. The leaves are less deeply lobed than many of the green varieties, being more sycamore-like, but the colouring is remarkable and seems resistant to scorching. The very pretty fluffy, starry white flowers open from delicious pink candles and continue from April to July. 30cm

  • Tiarella 'Mystic Mist'

    Tiarella ‘Mystic Mist’

Tiarella 'Ninja'

Tiarella ‘Ninja’

  • Tiarella ‘Ninja’, also known as foam flower, makes charming ground cover for moist shade. Leaves deeply palmate with a central dark blotch. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pale pink foamy flowers.
    Bred by Dan Heims

Tiarella 'Pink Bouquet'

Tiarella ‘Pink Bouquet’

  • Tiarella ‘Pink Bouquet’, also known as foam flower makes charming ground cover for moist shade. The leaves of this variety are relatively unmarked, starting the season with a distinctive chocolate brown tint which gradually fades throughout the season. It makes a lovely sight in Spring when the leaf colour tones in beautifully with the topping of pink budded foamy flowers. 15-30cm.

  • Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’, also known as foam flower makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pink budded foamy flowers . Particularly tight clumps of foliage with short spikes of flowers with dusky pink buds. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star. 15-30cm.
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’

  • Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’, also known as foam flower makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pink budded foamy flowers . Particularly tight clumps of foliage with short spikes of flowers with dusky pink buds. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star. 15-30cm.
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

Tiarella ‘Spring Symphony’

  • Tiarella ‘Spring Symphony’, also known as foam flower, makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pale pink foamy flowers. A little more open in growth habit with pale apple-green, slightly rounded foliage. relatively long flower stalks. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star

Tiarella – Foam Flowers

Tiarella enjoy the same conditions as Heuchera, with the proviso that they have a greater requirement for moisture and shade than their cousins. Given moist shade they will grow lovely mats of groundcover, interesting in both leaf and flower and frequently exhibiting good leaf colour in the Autumn.

Tiarella is the diminutive form of the Greek word for a diadem or small crown. It is reference to the shape of the fruits.

Tiarella  –  False Mitrewort, Sugar Scoop, Foam Flower