Tiarella cordifolia ‘Running Tapestry’ – ‘Running Tapestry’ Foamflower

Published on June 3, 2012 by Casey

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Running Tapestry
Running Tapestry

This dainty but tough groundcover performs well amongst tree roots in shaded areas. Masses of tiny white flowers appear in airy racemes in spring for 6 weeks. The flowers seem to float above the foliage and blend beautifully with other native species such as crested iris (Iris cristata) and woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata).

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Benefits

  • Clouds of foamy white or pinkish flowers for 6 weeks in spring
  • Good source of nectar in early spring
  • Excellent ground cover for shade
  • Provides protective cover for woodland critters
  • Easy to grow in a variety of locations and conditions

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

  • Easy to grow in dry to moist soil in part to full shade.
  • Spreads by stolons to form a solid ground cover in organically rich, moisture-retentive soils.
  • Soil should not be allowed to dry out completely, but wet soil, particularly in winter, can be fatal.

Native Range

Rich woods; Nova Scotia and Ontario to Wisconsin south to Alabama and Georgia.

Native Trivia

Providing high quality cover for wildlife by mimicking the many structural layers of natural plant communities will support increased wildlife diversity in your landscape. Tall trees used with medium shrubs and lower wildflowers, ferns and sedges will allow your yard to teem with activity.

Characteristics & Attributes

    Plan Sub Group
    • Low Perennials

    Exposure
    • Filtered Shade
    • Shade

    Soil Moisture Preference
    • Moist
    • Dry

    Attracts Wildlife
    • Mammals
    Bloom Time
    • Early Spring
    • Late Spring / Early Summer

    Habitat Collection
    • Dry Shade

    Uses
    • Ground cover

Source: abnativeplants

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