Tiarella 'Sugar & Spice' Description
Sugar and Spice takes the realm of foamflowers to an entirely new level. Bred at Terra Nova Nurseries, the leader of new perennial introductions, this tiarella is the result of more than 10 years of breeding!
The goal was to create a colorful new groundcover that has wonderfully marked leaves and evergreen winter foliage.
Combine these attributes with a stunning spring and summer flower display and you arrive at tiarella Sugar and Spice.
This hardy new perennial also thrives in mixed container gardens where it combines with hostas, lacy hardy ferns, and colorful heucheras.
Tiarellas are just beginning to gain popularity with US gardeners, and rightfully so. Their wide adaptability, colorful foliage, and sparkling flower display provide true multi-seasonal appeal. Tiarellas (or foamflowers) thrive where other shade perennials may languish. They tolerate dry shade after established and require little maintenance once planted. Sugar and Spice has some of the best winter-colored foliage available and they also make great ingredients for container gardens!
Special features: Cold hardy, Color change, Disease resistant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Fall color, Foliage interest, Long blooming, Multi-seasonal interest, Reblooming, Winter interest
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Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'
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12" x 24"
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: 16,738
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Soil: Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil.
Light: Part to full shade. Exceptional shade tolerance.
Water: Water when soil is dry. Avoid wet soils which can be fatal particularly in winter.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: Low maintenance, but adding organic matter will keep plants healthy.
Winterizing: Semi-evergreen so do not prune for winter
Maintenance & pruning: Shear old foliage before new growth appears in spring. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in spring or fall. Spreads by stolons which can be easily pulled up to control spread, or planted elsewhere. Remove spent flower heads to improve appearance.
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