Ground hugging

Tiarella cordifolia 'Susquehanna'

Susquehanna is the shortest member of the series. It will quickly cover up to 24" of ground in one growing season. This selection is a perfect native alternative to English ivy (Herdera helix) and vinca (Vinca minor).

From the superior breeding genetics of Sinclair A. Adam, Jr. of Dunvegan Nurseries, we present you with Tiarella cordifolia 'Susquehanna', another fine addition to The River Series of truly East Coast native foam flowers. Susquehanna is the shortest member of the series. It will quickly cover up to 24" of ground in one growing season. This selection is a perfect native alternative to English ivy (Herdera helix) and vinca (Vinca minor). It will cover just as much ground, conserve water and even capture runoff, thereby preserving water quality and the ecology of it's surroundings. The dark markings become more pronounced as the foliage matures each season and the pure white blooms emerge in late spring and continue well into summer.

Susquehanna's foliage remains semi-evergreen until March, when it is overgrown by new foliage. This selection works well as a ground cover beneath oakleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia) and Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) in dry shade locations. Other, clumping foam flowers (Tiarella sp.), early spring bulbs, coral bells (Heuchera sp.), bleeding hearts (Dicentra sp.), summer blooming perennials and low growing, clumping grasses make interesting companion plants for this selection.

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Who Am I?

  • Program

    Perennials
  • Genus

    Tiarella
  • Species

    cordifolia
  • Common Name

    Susquehanna foam flower
  • Botanical Name

    Tiarella cordifolia 'Susquehanna' PP21961

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    April to June
  • Size

    2-4" tall by 24-36" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    4(3)-9
  • Light

    full to part shade
  • Soil

    average garden soil
  • Moisture

    would love to have moist, organic soil, but also grows well in dry soil with lots of rot competition.
  • Disease & Pests

    none known
  • Landscape Use

    dry to moist shade, shady slopes, stream banks, shade containers, shade hanging baskets.
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture, Cuttings

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