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Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' (Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly'

Other names

Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly'

Genus

Tiarella Tiarella

Variety or Cultivar

'Iron Butterfly' _ 'Iron Butterfly' is an herbaceous perennial with deeply cut mid-green leaves with brown markings at their centres. In spring, on slender stems, it bears spikes of tiny star-shaped, white flowers that may be followed by a second flush of flowering in summer.


Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green, Brown in Spring; Brown, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' (Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Cool, moist, humus-rich soils are ideal, however it will tolerate most soils. Plant in partial or full shade. Protect from excessive winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly'

Other names

Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly'

Genus

Tiarella Tiarella

Variety or Cultivar

'Iron Butterfly' _ 'Iron Butterfly' is an herbaceous perennial with deeply cut mid-green leaves with brown markings at their centres. In spring, on slender stems, it bears spikes of tiny star-shaped, white flowers that may be followed by a second flush of flowering in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green, Brown in Spring; Brown, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' (Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Cool, moist, humus-rich soils are ideal, however it will tolerate most soils. Plant in partial or full shade. Protect from excessive winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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