Foam Flower

A small shade-loving perennial.
Common name : Foam Flower
Scientific name : Tiarella cordifolia
Family : Saxifragaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
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Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 20 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Identify my foam flower

The heartleaf foamflower are small rhizomatous perennials.

Plant my foam flower

Plant your heartleaf foamflower in semi-shade or in the shade, in fresh or humid soil, rich in humus, in spring or autumn. They are able to adapt elsewhere, but they will not be vigorous. Pot cultivation is possible provided that it can be kept moist and fertilized regularly. In the open soil plant every 30 cm to get a nice carpet of flowery cushions. Unpack the soil with a pitchfork, add compost, arrange your plants regularly and plant them without burying the leaves. Water copiously and mulch. In pots, plant in a mix of loam and compost. Plan a container 30 or 40 cm deep if you do not want to water too often. Plant rather staggered to avoid the row effect and do not bury the leaves. Water, mulch with some compost or potting soil. Place the pot or tray in the shade, preferably.

Weed my foam flower

If your heartleaf foamflower are beside perennial geraniums or other very vigorous shade cover, help them by clearing the space between.

Water my foam flower

The first months, water twice a week in the ground, and every day in pots. Water during the summer period without excess, twice a week if it is very dry, rather in the morning and sparing the leaves.

Fertilize my foam flower

With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.

Propagate my foam flower

When your plants are well developed, you can divide them with a sharp tool. Disinfect it to limit the spread of diseases, then cut the tuft in two and replant.

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