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Foamflower
Tiarella 'Cygnet'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tiarella (tee-uh-RELL-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Cygnet
Additional cultivar information:(PP11051)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 1998

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Dark/Black

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Croton On Hudson, New York

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 21, 2011, Terri1948 from Yorkshire
wrote:

A beautiful Tiarella to add to any collection. I grow mine alongside Geum 'Leonard's Variety' They bloom at the same time in my garden in the UK.
I think this would also look lovely surrounded by Muscari 'Valerie Finnis' which also blooms at the same time here.
I grow it in semi-shade and it multiplies well.

Positive

On Jan 19, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The appearance of this plant changes through the season. If deadheaded, flowering repeats well, lasting well into summer. Little seed is set, but as it is a hybrid, it will not come true from seed.

Like all tiarellas, it needs a deep humusy soil to thrive, but once it is established, it is a carefree woodland plant.

In warmer zones it is evergreen, but in cold winter areas it may die to the ground. Flowering is not affected.