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Heart-leaved foamflower

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Heart-leaved foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Stéphane Bailleul)
Tiarella cordifolia
  • Tiarella cordifolia
  • Tiarella cordifolia



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. Makes a beautiful ground cover in shaded corners. Its small white springtime flowers, collected in clusters, rise above the foliage, which resembles maple leaves.

Height: 15 to 30 cm
Width: 30 to 45 cm
Blooms: white, May to June

Common name

Heart-leaved foamflower

Latin name (genus)

Tiarella cordifolia

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Saxifragaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade, shade
Soil type: fresh, rich, well-drained


  • Zone 3

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Pests and diseases
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