Tellima grandiflora - Fringecup

[IFBC-E-flora]

[E-flora]

Description

Tellima grandiflora is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)[PFAF]

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.[PFAF]


Medicinal Uses


Phytochemicals

Cultivation

Grows well in humus-rich soils in a shady position[257]. Succeeds in any good sweet garden soil that does not dry out in spring[1]. There are several named varieties, selected for their ornamental value[257]. [PFAF]

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination is usually fairly rapid. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. The seed can also be sown in the middle of spring in an outdoor seedbed and planted out in early summer. Alternatively, you can sow the seed in an outdoor seedbed in the middle of summer for planting out in the following spring. Division in March or October[1, 111]. It is best to divide the plants in August or early September, making sure that the woody roots are planted quite deeply with only the crown of foliage above the ground[233]. [PFAF]


Synonyms


Tellima Sp.

1 sp. (Anagram of Mitella) [Jepson2012]

Local Species;

  1. Tellima grandiflora - Fringecup [E-flora][PCBC][TSFTK]

References


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