Tiarella 'Black Snowflake' PP13684 COPF
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
One of the most elegant foamflowers to date, 'Black Snowflake' PP13684 sports deeply dissected, glossy, green leaves with prominent black-purple centers. The new growth is nearly all black, resembling its namesake. Typical of Tiarella, this coloration is more pronounced in cooler weather.
This selection is a clump-former. Lightly fragrant, white, star-like flowers appear on 12 inch tall spikes in spring. They seem to capture the filtered sunlight, lighting up their shady surroundings.
Tiarellas are riding on a tidal wave of popularity thanks to their shade tolerance, unusual leaf shape, dramatically marked foliage, repeat flowering, and light fragrance.
Breeder: Dan Heims
Introducer: Terra Nova Nurseries
Origin: Native Cultivar
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
Looking for seasonal interest?:
Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Tiarellas prefer woodland conditions: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil and dappled to full shade. If properly sited, they will keep their nice foliage all winter long, shedding it only when the warmer days of spring arrive.