Tiarella ‘Jeepers Creepers’

As the leaves and flowers of the Woodland Anemone fade away for summer, the Tiarella plugs I planted last Autumn now start to shine in the shaded bed under a large maple and a stand of six tall Eucalypt trees:

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Jeppers Creepers

Commonly called the foam flower, it’s delicate white spikes certainly brighten a gloomy spot, but most of all, I love the deeply lobed, chocolate coloured leaves that persist all year in my garden.

This plant is young (it had only four leaves when planted five months ago), but by the end of this summer it should have grown to a nice mound about 20cm/8″ tall.

In any shaded woodland patch, these plants surely are hard to beat!

Happy gardening 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Tiarella ‘Jeepers Creepers’

  1. Thanks – I really love them as that part of the garden is very difficult. On quite a slope, only one or two hours of sun per day and very rocky, root-filled soil….not much else grows, or if it does, then it only has a brief season before the maple comes into leaf and casts further shade.

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