Tellima grandiflora
Fringe cups

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Fringe cups
Tellima grandiflora

Related to Heuchera, this rosette forming perennial is perfect for a shaded wildflower garden. Delicate racemes of fragrant white flowers shoot up in spring and fade to a dark pink or even red as the flower ages. Green lobed, hairy leaves form an attractive clump that is perfect for grouping.

White flowers fade to pink or red as they age
Thrives in shade and tolerates drought once established
Fragrant flowers attract butterflies
Hummingbirds love its nectar rich flowers
Perfect for massing in shaded areas
Long blooming from spring into summer

Native Range

Moist woodlands from Alaska south into California and east into Montana and Idaho.

Interesting Facts

Folklore states that woodland elves eat fringe cups to help improve their vision.  We could not confirm that with any elves but Native Americans made a tea out of its leaves not for sight improvement but for helping improve appetite.


Prefers medium, moisture retentive, humusy soils in part shade. Tolerates wet soils. Spreads by thick rhizomes and forms colonies in optimum growing conditions. Not for hot, humid climates. 

Mature Size: 28-32in. Tall x 10-12in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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