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Tellima grandiflora, photo courtesy of Mark Turner
Tellima grandiflora, photo courtesy of Mark Turner

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Zones A3, 2-9, 14-17
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Tellima grandiflora

Fringe Cups

A native from central Californiato southern Alaska often confusedwith Tiarella. Grows to2 1/2 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide. Creepingrootstock sends up leafstalksto 8 in. long set with rounded to triangular, lobed, light green,softly hairy leaves. Foliage isevergreen where winters aremild. Small, urn-shaped springflowers with tiny fringed petalsopen green, age to deep red;though not showy, they’re attractivelyarranged along tall, slenderstems. Provide rich, moist soil.Choice plant to combine withferns in a woodland garden.Spreads manageably by seed.

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