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Tiarella Sugar and Spice

Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

Tiarella hybrid 'Sugar and Spice' PP#16,738

Item # 49348

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A fast-growing, very easy plant, 'Sugar and Spice' belongs in every busy gardener's borders and containers. Its compact size, plentiful spring blooms, and richly marked glossy leaves set it apart from all others.

In spring, the new foliage emerges pale green and beautifully scalloped. Before long it is topped with abundant pink-and-white blooms, held on tall, wiry brown stems that hold up well in rain and wind. Lightly fragrant and very long-lasting, the flowers attract butterflies (and compliments!) and are fine for cutting. Expect their stems to add another 5 or 6 inches of height to this 8-inch-high plant.

When summer arrives, the central veins of each leaf begin to acquire cinnamon-brown tones, becoming more pronounced as the heat sets in. At this stage the leaves have a lacquered, high-gloss look that really stands out. They keep their shine through autumn, and then in winter ('Sugar and Spice' is evergreen in mild and warm climates), the cinnamon-maroon markings appear once more. Wow!

'Sugar and Spice' is best in morning sun or full shade. It resists pests, doesn't mind a bit of heat or drought, and grows rapidly to about a foot wide. Divide it every few years to increase your holdings of this spectacular perennial! Zones 4-9.

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Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


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Clincy from DC wrote on June 30, 2019:

Love this plants so much. Awesome leaf colors and phenomenal flowers!! This fast growing gem will take your garden to the next level!! Thx a million Wayside for the offering😀

Lovely plant
Rose W. from OR wrote on August 03, 2015:

I had never heard of this plant before coming across it at Wayside Gardens. I have a lot of shade, and have lost many plants I've tried because of lack of sun. I bought a Tiarella last spring, then bought 3 more when I saw how well the first one performed in the shade. The foliage is lovely, and the first one planted has been flowering for months. I also was pleased with the perfect condition of the plants on arrival. Good job, Wayside! I'll buy more early next spring.



Set plants 10 to 12 inches apart. Choose a shady or partly shady location, and a soil that is slightly acid, moisture-retentive and that has been enriched with organic matter.


Make certain that plants are kept well-watered during any dry spell. Foliage is evergreen in the south and old leaves should be trimmed back in early spring. A year round mulch is recommended.


Zones 3-8

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