Cultivar of eastern native wildflower, with spreading (running) habit. Great groundcover for half shade and shade woodland garden.
12-15" tall x 18" wide clumps, that slowly spreads wide. Heart shaped leaves with reddish veins, flowers with clusters of small white flowers in April-May. Leaves are semi-evergreen to evergreen and turn bronze-red in the fall.
Half shade, shade, average to moist soils, with some organic matter, humus rich soils. Clay and slightly acid soil tolerant plant. Moderately drought tolerant, prefers consistently moist soil.
Hardy in zones 4 to 8.
Deer and rabbit resistant, black walnut tolerant plant.
Attracts native bees, flies, moths and butterflies.
The species of Tiarella cordifolia is native to bigger part of eastern USA and Canada, where can be found in cool, moist soil in deciduous woods and along stream banks. See the USDA distribution map.
Tiarella is cousin of similar species - Heuchera, Mittela, Tellima, Tolmiea, and is parent of many cultivars and hybrids (Tiarella hybrids or Heucherella hybrids).
Best for moist shade or half shade garden, groundcover under canopy of bigger trees, woodland gardens, naturalizing.
Combine with ferns, bigger spring ephemerals, Carex (sedges), Hosta and other half shade/shade loving perennials.
Pot size :square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
Picture copyright : Raul654, Commons Wikipedia (picture shows T. cordifolia)
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