Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

These will look beautiful when planted out
together...seedling acer and Tiarella '
Sky Rocket'

I found this little gem in a nursery sale a couple of weeks ago. I am not sure what delighted me the most - the attractively marked leaves or the beautiful flower stems, with the deeper pink buds opening to a soft pale pink, fading to white.

I have always been a lover of Tiarella but in my Sussex garden they quite often succumbed to the dreaded vine weevil; fingers crossed it won't happen again. 

Tiarella's common name is Foamflower. It grows well in full or partial shade, with average to moist soil conditions. The beautiful deeply-cut leaves are marked with deep red in the centres and along the veins.

Evergreen and easy to grow and maintain, with the removal of dead leaves and flower stems in spring rather than autumn or winter. If you want to cut it back do so between April and July.

Close up of the beautiful flowers

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