foamflower ‘Elizabeth Oliver’

Tiarella ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ (foamflower ‘Elizabeth Oliver’) is a wonderful low-maintenance perennial that can thrive in any woodland inspired garden.

This foamflower has beautiful light green leaves with dark maroon markings along the veins. It was one of the first hybrids between eastern and western Tiarellas, and has been further bred to make many of the new garden varieties of foamflower available today.

T. ‘Elizabeth Oliver’ forms small clumps of foliage that spread slowly by runners, eventually forming a dense mat that makes a wonderful woodland groundcover. Spikes of white to pale pink flowers hover above the leaves in spring, occasionally reblooming through summer and into fall.

The straight species of foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) is native to North America, which ranges from the Appalachian Mountains to Nova Scotia and Alabama to Minnesota.

Botanical Name Tiarella ‘Elizabeth Oliver’
Common Name foamflower ‘Elizabeth Oliver’
Family Saxifragaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Part Sun to Full Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 1-1.5ft x 1ft (30-45cm x 30cm)
Flower Color Light Pink
Attracts Wildlife Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Hybird of Eastern and Western US species.
Location in Lurie Garden East Dark Plate


Average Flowering Time