Foamflower

There are around 6 species of herbaceous perennials in this genus.  They are native to parts of Asia and North America. The genus name is  the diminutive form of the Latin word, tiara, which referred to a turban-like headdress found in ancient Persia.

 

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Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf Foamflower
T. polyphylla Foamflower
T. tribliata Foamflower
T. trifoliata Laceflower
T. wherryi Wherry's Foamflower
   
   
   
   
 

Species Hgt (in) Leaf Shape

Stoloniferous

T. cordifolia 6-12 Simple Yes
T. tribliata 9-20 Trifoliate No

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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