Plant Care Foam Flower

Foam Flower

About Foam Flower

Foamflower is a small, delicate native herbaceous perennial flower grown in gardens for its neat, interesting foliage and small spikes of creamy white flowers. Foamflower was selected as the 1986 NC Wildflower of the Year.


Tiarella cordifolia

Also known as

foamflower, heart-leaf foamflower, heartleaf foamflower and heart-leaved foamflower

How to care for Foam Flower


How often to water your Foam Flower

Water needs for Foam Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Foam Flower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Foam Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Foam Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Foam Flower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Foam Flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Foam Flower: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Foam Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Foam Flower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Foam Flower

Foam Flower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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