|Common Name||FM Mooberry foam flower|
|Size||4-6" tall and 12-18" wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||4(3)-9|
|Sun / Shade||Full to part shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well-drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Ground cover, shady border, containers|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||FM Mooberry is a petite selection with lots of bloom power. The foliage turns nearly black by summer's end and after the big spring bloom, blooms will sporadically show up from June to September.|
|Propagation Methods||tissue culture|
|Bloom Time||April/May to June|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
What super-significant, lady DIVA doesn’t want a tiara? Especially a foamflower tiara!
The delightful aspect of this series of foamflowers is that they are named for diva’s of horticulture and the environment. These are ladies who have had a hand in promoting and developing this exquisite native American plant, and it’s use in home landscapes as well as in ecology. The term diva, today, is used in myriad applications… BUT the actual correct definition is “a singer of renown”. The ladies who have been selected are not actual musicians, but rather figures of impact in our field who have “sung” their message through the (printed and spoken) word, and through their good works benefiting plants and people. They are indeed diva’s for the environment and for horticulture.
AND THE DIVA’S ARE: Our first Diva is Stephanie Cohen world recognized speaker, author, and educator on gardening and horticulture. Our next Diva is FM Mooberry, who founded the Brandywine Conservancy’s plant program, started the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville University, and has tirelessly promoted and popularized native plants, and their many applications.
With it’s softly lobed leaves and deep, eggplant-purple markings and layers, upon layers of white blooms — after FM Mooberry, native plant pioneer of the Brandywine Conservancy and the Delaware Valley, not to mention — founder of the Millersville Native Plants in the Landscape Conference. This plant performed fantastically well in the garden and it looks quite nice with other dry shade favorites, Heuchera ‘Mocha’ and Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’. We love the leaves of this selection. The other thing we really like about this one is, although it is a true clumper, it spills over the edge of the pot and continues to bloom as it spills. It grows and blooms and grows and blooms on a long cycle from mid April to about mid June.