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Scientific name

Tellima grandiflora


Fringecup is a spreading, perennial wildflower species that typically grows between 30 and 60 cm in height. The leaves are basal, dark green colored, hairy, heart shaped, have shallow lobes, appear in clumps, and have toothed margins. The flowers are showy, fragrant, greenish white colored, bell shaped, have five fringed petals, appear in clusters on tall stems, and bloom between April and May. The flowers are beneficial for pollinator species, including bees and butterflies. The roots are good for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines.

Planting conditions

Fringecup grows best in moist conditions with partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, organically rich loam or humus soil types. It can tolerate wet, periodically flooded areas. This wildflower can be naturally found in moist forests, forest edges, moist meadows, and along riparian areas.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Loamy
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 30-60 m
  • Spread:
    • 2 m