- Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Sugar and Spice Foamflower (Tiarella) is tougher than its name implies. With soft white flowers (that’s the sugar) that rise in late spring on a spike above glossy green leaves with a burgundy center, its contrast is sure to bring a unique “flavor” to any garden. This versatile North American native grows well in zones 5 through 8 in full or partial shade. It grows to about a foot high and wide.
With its foamy flowers, two-toned, heart-shaped leaves and neat mounding habit, this perennial plant can shine nearly anywhere, attracting pollinators while it flowers. It’s perfect as a container thriller or filler, or as a mass planting of sugar and spice color. Its low height makes it an effective groundcover to suppress weeds in garden beds or under trees. Those are plenty of worthy attributes, but add to this that this is a deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, easy-care plant and you can’t go wrong with this foamflower.
Sugar and Spice Foamflower Care
Plant your foamflower where the sun hardly shines for its best performance, giving it up to only 4 hours of shade or less per day. Choose a rich soil with plenty of humus or a good container mix. The plants prefer average pH or slightly acidic soils.Cut flower spikes after the star-shaped blooms fade and remove dead or damaged leaves.
Since foamflower is native to moist woodland areas, the plants typically prefer consistent moisture. This one is more tolerant of drought, so don’t overwater. But give it some extra irrigation in the peak heat of summer. There is no need to fertilize Tiarella, but add a layer of organic mulch if needed to retain some moisture, cool the roots, and provide the natural nutrients provided by decomposing dropped leaves.
Sugar and Spice Foamflower Spacing
Plant your Sugar and Spice Foamflower about a foot from companion plants or structures. When planting a mass of these beauties, also space them nearly a foot apart.
Sugar and Spice Foamflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Sugar and Spice Foam Flower|
|Scientific Name: TIARELLA `SUGAR AND SPICE`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
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.