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Tellima grandiflora (Fringe cups)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tellima grandiflora

Other names

Fringe cups

Genus

Tellima Tellima

Species

T. grandiflora - T. grandiflora is an upright perennial with hairy leaves and tall spikes of bell-shaped green-white flowers in summer. Good for dry shade.


Tellima grandiflora is: Deciduous

Habit

Rosette

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Flower

Cream in Spring; Cream in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

Remove the faded flower spikes.

Propagation

Sow by self-seeding or sow in a cold frame in autumn. Divide in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Tellima grandiflora (Fringe cups) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Best in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Will tolerate dry soil in full shade or full sun if the soil remains consistently moist. Tends to self-seed freely.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Tellima grandiflora

Other names

Fringe cups

Genus

Tellima Tellima

Species

T. grandiflora - T. grandiflora is an upright perennial with hairy leaves and tall spikes of bell-shaped green-white flowers in summer. Good for dry shade.

Native to

North America

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rosette

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring; Cream in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

Remove the faded flower spikes.

Propagation

Sow by self-seeding or sow in a cold frame in autumn. Divide in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tellima grandiflora (Fringe cups) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Best in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Will tolerate dry soil in full shade or full sun if the soil remains consistently moist. Tends to self-seed freely.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Tellima Grandiflora, May 2013

(04/05/2012)

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