Trying to rid your garden of nasty invasives? Tired of pulling and pulling on vines of Hedera helix? Been visiting the doctor for carpal tunnel symptoms from tugging on Vinca minor? Need another plant to cover as much ground, sustainably?
Try our new selections of Tiarella cordifolia for replacements in moist to dry shade. ‘Susquehanna’ and ‘Octoraro’, two brand new selections from the superior genetics of Dunvegan Nursery’s Sinclair A. Adam (often called the Pharroah of foamflowers). Octoraro and Susquehanna are part of The River Series, a series of five, heart leaved foam flowers bred from superior East coast species genetics. Susquehanna and Octoraro will flow like the rivers they are onto your barren garden soil to stabilize the soil and make the perfect, sustainable, NATIVE, groundcover.
Susquehanna’s deeply lobed leaves have the darkest markings. Deep purple to black markings begin as subtle veining and mature to cover all but a thin margin of each deep green leaf. Susquehanna is the shortest of the series, growing to only two inches tall, but very vigorous, covering up to two feet of ground in one season. Many white blooms are held high above the foliage from April to June.
Octoraro: is possibly the best ground cover of the series. Octoraro rows four to six inches tall and covers up to 24 inches of ground making it the perfect, native substitute for English ivy and periwinkle in dry or moderately wet shade. Thick flower stalks hold mauve-pink buds that open to creamy,light pink blooms from early May to July.