Tiarella stolonifera (Foamflower) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because they are tiny and require careful handling. I suggest starting by surface-sowing as soon as you get them and setting them outdoors so they can germinate when conditions are right. That may be after a winter chilling, though that doesn’t appear to be a requirement. According that what I’ve read, it is quite possible that these seeds could germinate in a month or two if you sow them in warm, moist, bright conditions. I have not tried that myself, though. It’s apparently very important to use fresh seeds (within a few months of harvest). Be aware that sprouting can be slow and irregular.

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Formerly known as Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia or just T. cordifolia, this spreading foamflower is now known as Tiarella stolonifera. It reaches about 6 inches tall in leaf, with lobed, green foliage that makes a great-looking groundcover for shady sites and woodland plantings. The slender bloom stems reach 8 to 12 inches tall, with the top half lined in small, starry, white blossoms in mid- to late spring. It’s a lovely partner for other early-flowering perennials, such as spring vetchling (Lathyrus vernus) and polyanthus primroses (Primula), and it makes a terrific filler around upright ferns, bushy perennials, and deciduous shrubs. This wildflower is native to much of the eastern half of North America. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8 or 9.

Collected in early June 2023. At least 15 seeds. Very limited quantity. (Even though I have a good-sized patch, very little seed forms.) Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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