One perennial plant that adds lots of flower power in the spring garden are Tiarellas. Tiarellas or "Foam Flowers" are a rhizomatous perennial that can make a great groundcover for shade or part shade. In the spring to mid summer they produce spikes of beautiful fragrant white or pink flowers. The flower sprays can be cut and used in floral arrangements. Over the years there have been many new additions of Tiarellas offered on the market. The newer Tiarellas have wonderful shaped leaves with unusual markings or different colored leaves. This is a great addition to the woodland garden where color is needed for a shady area or mixed with Hostas. Tiarellas can be propagated by division or by seed. They prefer humus rich soil that is moderately moist but they will tolerate a wide variety of soil types. Tiarellas are also deer resistant and grow in zones 4-9. If you looking for something different in the garden, try a Tiarella!
The Creative Gardener