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Tiarella wherryi (Wherry's foam flower)

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 wherryi

Other names

Wherry's foam flower

Genus

Tiarella Tiarella

Species

T. wherryi - T. wherryi is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. Leaves are 3-lobed, palmate and purple-tinted. From late spring, it produces racemes of small white or pink-tinged flowers,


Tiarella wherryi is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Purple in Spring; Purple, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Tiarella wherryi (Wherry's foam flower) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Rock, 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Tiarella wherryi

Other names

Wherry's foam flower

Genus

Tiarella Tiarella

Species

T. wherryi - T. wherryi is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. Leaves are 3-lobed, palmate and purple-tinted. From late spring, it produces racemes of small white or pink-tinged flowers,

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Purple in Spring; Purple, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tiarella wherryi (Wherry's foam flower) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Rock, 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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