Fringecups (Tellima grandiflora), also known as bigflower tellima or false alumroot, produces 6- to 10-inch-tall clumps—and eventually carpets, in ideal conditions—of broad, shallowly lobed green leaves. In mid- to late spring, the plants send up many slender, 1- to 2-foot-tall stems lined with small, cupped flowers that have a fringed rim. They start out greenish white and develop a pinkish to reddish blush as they age. Native to parts of the western United States, fringecups grows best in partial shade and evenly moist, humus-rich soil, in climates where summers aren’t too hot. Perennial; Zones 4 to 7.
Harvested in early July 2022. At least 30 seeds. Unknown ecotype.
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