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Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringe cups 'Forest Frost')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

Other names

Fringe cups 'Forest Frost'

Genus

Tellima Tellima

Variety or Cultivar

'Forest Frost' _ 'Forest Frost' is a mound-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial bearing rosettes of rounded to heart-shaped, lobed, silvery, dark green leaves with dark purple veins and, in late spring to midsummer, erect stems bearing terminal racemes of tiny, fringed, greenish-white flowers turning reddish-pink with age.


Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Flower

Reddish pink, Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white, Reddish pink in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Dark-green, Veined, Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringe cups 'Forest Frost') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in part shade, although will tolerate dry soil and full sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

Other names

Fringe cups 'Forest Frost'

Genus

Tellima Tellima

Variety or Cultivar

'Forest Frost' _ 'Forest Frost' is a mound-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial bearing rosettes of rounded to heart-shaped, lobed, silvery, dark green leaves with dark purple veins and, in late spring to midsummer, erect stems bearing terminal racemes of tiny, fringed, greenish-white flowers turning reddish-pink with age.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink, Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white, Reddish pink in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Dark-green, Veined, Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringe cups 'Forest Frost') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in part shade, although will tolerate dry soil and full sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

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

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Hello, my tellima grandiflora forest frost were splendid to begin with but have now grown leggy and tall and have fallen over . Any advice gratefully received.

Hello, my tellima grandiflora forest frost were splendid to begin with but have now grown leggy and tall and have fallen over . Any advice gratefully received. They were planted in November just… read more

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