Family: Saxifragaceae

Scientific Name: Tiarella cordifolia var. collina Oakleaf

Common Name: Wherry's Foamflower, Oakleaf Tiarella


Wherry’s Foamflower (Tiarella cordifoilia var collina) is a good choice for a ground cover plant in the moist, shaded areas of the garden.

Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone4-8
Sunlightpartial sun to shade
Moisturemoist sites are the best and needs to be watered during droughts
Soil & Siteprefers humus rich, moist well-drained soils with a ph range of 5-6.5.
Flowersbottle brush-like flowers, starting to bloom in early May, flowers are an inflorescence called a raceme, small starry-like creamy white
Dimensionsflower stalks will reach about 10-12 inches.
Propagationdivison of the clumps.
Native SiteThe species plant is native to eastern North America.
Cultivar OriginAn introduction from the University of Delaware, the Brandywine Conservatory and Dunvegan Nursery.
Misc FactsTo successfully grow this plant avoid full sun dry sites. syn Tiarella wherryi
Notes & Reference#105-Heuchera and Heucherellas (Dan Heims, Grahame), #119-Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella A Gardeners Guide (Charles and Martha Oliver))
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