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Fingerpaint Foamflower

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  • Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

The Fingerpaint Foam Flower has very unique variegated foliage that adds an unexpected pop of color and a lacy texture to a shady landscape. The glossy bright green lobed leaves have scalloped edges that feature dark purplish-burgundy along the center midrib and veins. Tiarella 'Fingerpaint' is a showy perennial normally grown for its foliage. In early May, a short flower spike emerges and displays mini bell-shaped blooms in an ivory hue that lasts into the summer.

Use this plant as a groundcover, particularly in an area that receives limited light. Foam Flower also does very well in borders, beds, or containers. This low-maintenance plant is native to North America and deer-resistant, so it is a great choice to include in areas prone to animal damage. The delicate flowers will draw butterflies into your landscape for added convenience. This mounded plant grows as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9.

Fingerpaint Foamflower Care

Plant Fingerpaint Foam Flower in part sun to full shade. Use rich, moist soil that is neutral to acidic and has good drainage. Foam Flower has average water needs and will need a drink when the top few inches of the soil dry out. This plant prefers evenly moist conditions, so saturate the soil to drench the root ball when applying water.

Fertilizing is unnecessary when grown in rich soil, but apply balanced, slow-release plant food in the spring to support new growth. This clump-forming plant can be divided in the fall. Foam Flower is semi-evergreen in areas with mild winters.

Fingerpaint Foamflower Spacing

The mounded Fingerpaint Foam Flower will spread 10 to 12 inches wide and reach 10 to 12 inches tall. Plants can be spaced 10 inches apart to create a dense mass planting; although, give the plants more room, and they will gradually fill in the empty space with runners and new plants. A 12-inch container is enough space for one to two plants.

Fingerpaint Foamflower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Spreading
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring To Early Summer
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Deep Burgundy And Bright Green Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Fingerpaint Foam Flower
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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.