This shade loving native perennial has jagged multi-lobed leaves that will give any Japanese maple a run for it's money. The outside of each leaf is a vivid green, while the inside is a spectrum of reds. The compact nature of this plant makes it great as a ground cover under taller trees and shrubs, it can be used anywhere you might consider hostas, ferns, or its cousin the coral bell. In the mid to late spring the tiarella adds to its appeal as panicles of white and pink flower rise up from the plant creating an intoxicating display of color and texture.
Native to North America, Tiarella loves shade and moist conditions. They are native to the Appalachian mountain range and if you ever find yourself in Smokey Mountain National Park, keep your eyes open and you'll be rewarded with a sight of some of these beautiful and delicate native plants.
|Bloom Color:||White and pink|
|Genus & Species:||Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' PP16738|
|Mature Height:||8 to 10 inches|
|Mature Spread:||16 to 18 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||14 inches or more|
|Planting Depth:||Be careful not to bury the crown of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or summer|
|Soil Type:||Well-drained soil rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Part to full shade|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' Foamflower
Tiarellas prefer soil that is well-drained and rich in organic matter. Just think about woodland conditions, lots of mulch, humus rich dirt, shade, and moist conditions are what tiarella like best. Mulch will help them thrive. Plant in spring or early summer and like all new plantings water immediately and deeply. Plants growing during a period of drought will require supplemental moisture so ensure that you water them frequently slowly and deeply when required. Divide plants as needed every three or four years in spring.