Type: Herbaceous perennial.
Bloom: Mid spring.
Light: Shade to some sun if kept well watered.
Soil: Fertile, moist soil high in organic mater; 6.1 t0 7.5 ( mildly acid to neutral).
Fertilizer: Mulch with organic matter in spring
Hardiness: Zone 3-9.
Care: Easy care; water in dry spells; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and add nutrients.
Pests and Diseases: None significant,
Propagation: Propagation by runners in spring or fall.
Companion plants: Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica; Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) or other ferns, Japanese woodland primrose (Primula kisoana), Trillium, fern leaf bleeding heart (Dicentra eximia).
Outstanding Selections: T. cordifolia ‘Major’ (salmon red or wine colored flowers), ‘Marmorata’ (maroon flowers and bronze leaves that turn purple in winter), ‘Purpurea’ (purple flowers).