Wherry's Foamflower

Tiarella wherryi

Regular price $14

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Next crop ready:

Wherry’s foamflower is a charming, low-growing native with attractive maple-shaped leaves and airy white flower spikes.

  • Clump-forming habit
  • Shade-loving perennial
  • Easy to grow


  • 6 inches (8 to 12 inches in flower) tall
  • 8 to 12 inches wide
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, and 7

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering begins in April and lasts two to three weeks.

How to grow

Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil. It will tolerate growing in dense shade but will produce a better flowering display if it receives filtered light or a few hours of direct morning sun each day.

Care and maintenance

Practically maintenance-free. Make sure to prevent larger and more vigorous plants from growing into it.

Where to plant

In shade gardens or sites that receive only a couple of hours of morning sun.

When to plant

Anytime the ground isn’t frozen.


12 to 18 inches apart when planting together in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are flowering size and will bloom their first year if purchased before March.

Native habitat and range

Tiarella wherryi is native to moist forests, rock outcrops, and well-drained bottomlands throughout the piedmont and mountain regions of eastern North America.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from seeds collected off plants growing on a rock outcrop in Chatham County, NC.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.