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Tellima grandiflora

Alaska fringecup

Perfect for woodland gardens, dry shade or shrub borders where its difficult to get anything else to grow. 

The hairy, heart shaped leaves are left alone by foraging animals and once established, seem to be ignored by slugs. 

Some years ago we planted two specimens beneath a massive oak and promptly forgot about them. Through benign neglect they eventually formed an attractive carpet, competing very happily with ivy, hellebores and a few woodland weeds. 

They form tiny pink-rimmed green-white flowers on wiry upright stems. Not individually impressive but a lovely spectacle en masse. 

Just pop them in and forget. Allow to self seed for a better display. An indispensable species for shade troubled gardens.

£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Saxifragaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

60cm 

25cm 

Fresh green 

Greenish white 

Humus rich, moist or dry 

Partial shade, shade

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