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Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry'

Foamflower

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This dainty but tough groundcover performs well amongst tree roots in shaded areas. Masses of tiny white flowers appear in airy racemes in spring for 6 weeks. The flowers seem to float above the foliage and blend beautifully with other native species such as crested iris (Iris cristata) and woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata).

Benefits

Clouds of foamy white or pinkish flowers for 6 weeks in spring
Good source of nectar in early spring
Excellent ground cover for shade
Provides protective cover for woodland critters
Easy to grow in a variety of locations and conditions

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easy to grow in dry to moist soil in part to full shade. Spreads by stolons to form a solid ground cover in organically rich, moisture-retentive soils. Soil should not be allowed to dry out completely, but wet soil, particularly in winter, can be fatal.


Height
8-10 Inches

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Spread
15-18 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Range

Rich woods; Nova Scotia and Ontario to Wisconsin south to Alabama and Georgia.

Native Trivia

Providing high quality cover for wildlife by mimicking the many structural layers of natural plant communities will support increased wildlife diversity in your landscape. Tall trees used with medium shrubs and lower wildflowers, ferns and sedges will allow your yard to teem with activity.


"This showy, long blooming woodland loving native is perfect for the dry shady areas where chipmunks live."

Good Companions
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum), Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata), Labrador Violet (Viola labradorica), Blue Ridge Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Home Fires Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera)

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Shade
Soil
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Mammals
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Habitat Collection
Dry Shade
Uses
Climbing, trailing
Edging
Erosion control
Ground cover
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Connecticut
Georgia
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin