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Tiarella 'Cutting Edge'

Foam Flower

The perfect plant for spring interest in your shade garden! This woodland perennial has finely dissected green leaves with a dramatic dark burgundy center and a nicely rounded habit. In early spring, creamy bottlebrush-like flowers cover the entire plant. It has a clumping habit, meaning it is well-behaved and won't take over take over your garden. 'Cutting Edge' replaces 'Jade Peacock' in the Proven Winners® Program.

Tiarellas can be grown in containers and in the landscape anywhere that dappled to full shade can be provided. They pair beautifully with hostas and ferns.

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.

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8-10 in


16-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Foam Flower Growing and 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.

Tiarella 'Cutting Edge' Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Edging
  • Fragrant
  • Border
  • Mass Plant
  • Container


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Bees

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average