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Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' PP16738 COPF

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Foamflower

Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries has been hybridizing Tiarella for years and has introduced many fantastic cultivars to date. But after he came up with 'Sugar and Spice' PP16738, he saw no need to continue hybridizing in this genera.

'Sugar and Spice' has everything Dan has ever looked for in a Tiarella: glossy, deeply dissected leaves with a prominent central blotch, abundant pink and white lightly fragrant flowers, and beautiful winter foliage color. This clump forming selection is a show stopper in shaded gardens and containers.

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: Gary Gossett

Introducer: Terra Nova Nurseries

Origin: Native Cultivar

Characteristics:



Height:
  8 Inches
Spread:
  12 Inches
Scape Height:
  12 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
4,5,6,7,8,9
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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?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early Spring
  Mid-spring
  Late spring
  Early summer
Looking for seasonal interest?:
  Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Woodland/Shade
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Edging
Evergreen
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Astilbe 'Sister Theresa' ('Zuster Theresa')
Common Name: Astilbe-Hybrid
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Dicentra 'Luxuriant'
Common Name: Bleeding Heart-Fern-leaved
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Heuchera 'Black Beauty' PP13288 COPF
Common Name: Coral Bells
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Hosta 'Americana'
Common Name: Hosta
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Aruncus 'Misty Lace' PP15798
Common Name: Goat's Beard
3,4,5,6,7
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Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki Hybrids'
Common Name: Toad Lily-Common
4,5,6,7,8
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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Common Name: Fern-Japanese Painted
3,4,5,6,7,8
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.