Tellima grandiflora

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Tellima grandiflora
Tellima grandiflora

Species Name: Tellima grandiflora
Common Name: Fringe Cups

Flowers change color from white to red on spikes to 18". Needs full shade. Does best with additional moisture. Recommended under Oaks, Pines or Redwoods. Related to Coral Bells.

Plant Family: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6" H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Dense clumps
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White/Red or Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwest, Cascade Range, Northern Sierra Nevada, North and Central West
Natural Habitat: Moist slopes below 6600'

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Care and Maintenance

  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Admired for its large, roundish leaves as well as for the slender, graceful stems of small, greenish,white flowers fringed with red. A delightful subject for a shady rock garden. Gallon cans, 35c."
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