Tiarella – Susquehanna Foam Flower
Fast spreading shade groundcover
From the superior breeding genetics of Sinclair A. Adam, Jr. of Dunvegan Nurseries, comes Tiarella cordifolia Susquehanna Foam Flower. Its fascinating evergreen maple leaf-like foliage with dark markings makes a fantastic mat of foliage only 2-4″ tall. It will quickly cover up to 24″ of ground in one growing season. In spring into summer pure white bubbly flowers top plants. A selection of the eastern US native, it’s an ideal alternative to English ivy or other undesirable shade groundcovers. A hard working plant it will conserve water and even capture runoff, thereby preserving water quality and the ecology of it’s surroundings. It even works great in one of the toughest of garden situations, dry shade under trees and shrubs, or any shady spot you don’t want to drag the hose and mower.
Susquehanna’s foliage persists through winter. In March its beautiful fresh leaves appear. Use Susquehanna Foam Flower in shade and woodland gardens. Its unique foliage creates a dramatic edging for gardens and walkways. A top choice for containers with other shade lovers. Mix it up with Japanese Painted fern and Lungwort for a garden designer look.
Tiarellas can be grown in containers and in the landscape anywhere that dappled to full shade can be provided. They pair beautifully with Hostas and ferns.
Plant in shade to part shade in well-drained soil. Amend soil with compost or other organic matter when planting.