Fringe Cups (Tellima grandiflora)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 2 to 3 feet
Foliage Mound Height: 18 to 24 inches
Uses: Groundcover
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Division

photo credit: Walter Siegmund

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Nov 28, 2014 9:41 PM

A California native shade plant that is useful under redwoods and oak trees & in woodland areas.

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