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Foamflower, Foam Flower 'Spring Symphony'


Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tiarella (tee-uh-RELL-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Spring Symphony
Additional cultivar information:(PP12397)
Hybridized by Heims
Registered or introduced: 1999
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Plainfield, Illinois

Latonia, Kentucky

Belfield, North Dakota

Pekin, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dallas, Oregon

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Florence, South Carolina

Mansfield, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 7, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

This is an adorable plant. It is a relative of Heuchera (coral-bells). Ive had mine for three years. The place I originally had it was a bit too dry for it. So I moved it to my partial-shade garden, where there is good drainage and the ground is almost perpetually moist. It has beautiful pale pink flowers that do resemble foam. Will rebloom often if deadheaded. Will eventually spread to form a low carpet.


On May 14, 2004, tacm from Mansfield, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have grown "Spring Symphonie" in the DFW area for 2 years and it has remained evergreen, though smaller in size during the cold months. It has done very well next to a wax myrtle on the east side where it receives lite but no direct sun. This jewel survived a February storm where the ground was covered in snow and ice for several days.
Blooming begins in April and continues thru May until it gets hot. It stays very compact and I love the mottled green and purple leaves.