A delight in the early season garden, foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) grows in rosettes of lobed, red-marked green leaves to about 6 inches tall. These seeds are from T. cordifolia var. cordifolia, the variety that spreads by stolons; it 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.
2022-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in early June 2023. At least 15 seeds. One packet per person. (Even though I have a good-sized patch, very little seed forms, so I have only a small amount.) Unknown ecotype.
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