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Foam flower

Tiarella spp.

Also known as

False mitrewort, Sugar scoop

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Foam flower
A photo of Foam flower

Foam flower Overview

Also termed foamflower, the genus Tiarella contains around 8 hardy perennials, some of which are evergreen. Distribution ranges across Asia and North America. Foliage is generally hairy, rounded and toothed and sometimes also lobed palmately. Flowers are small, star-shaped and coloured pink or white, arranged in panicles or racemes in clusters. This genus is well-placed as groundcover for moist soils in shade locations, spreading growth occurs through the use of runners.

Common problems with Foam flower

How to propagate Foam flower


You can propagate from seeds.


Division in early spring.

Other uses of Foam flower

Is excellent as ground cover.


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