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Allegheny Foamflower, False Mitrewort, Running Foam Flower 'Eco Running Tapestry'

Tiarella cordifolia

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tiarella (tee-uh-RELL-a) (Info)
Species: cordifolia (kor-di-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eco Running Tapestry




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer





Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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:

Des Plaines, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Greene, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Bradford, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Appleton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 1, 2016, Clint07 from Bethlehem, PA wrote:

In deep shade in my Zone 6 plot it didn't creep, run, or otherwise prosper. Half a block away, in light shade, it does well.
I have my doubts that it's for deep shade.


On Aug 10, 2014, CrowMeris from Greene, NY wrote:

Madly in love with this plant. It will spread where you want it; its extra runners are easy to uproot and replant, but they will need some extra TLC until established (about three weeks).
Mine are growing where they get about four hours in the direct sun and cool dappled sunlight the rest of the day.


On Apr 29, 2005, Pyrola5 from Bradford, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant grows wild in the woods here. I like its foliage and the blooms are very pretty.


On Apr 28, 2005, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Now in it's second year here I am very pleased w/ this plant.
It sent out about 6 runners increasing the plant spread to about 2 square feet.
These runners were very shallow rooted and transplanted easily.
While not grown primarily for flower it has a very pleasing white bottle brush about 10" tall.
A very handsome easy to control plant for ground-cover in shady areas.