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propagating perennials: Tellima grandiflora “Forest Frost”-Fringe-cups
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tellima grandiflora “Forest Frost”-Fringe-cups

Propagating Tellima or fringe-cups can be accomplished in the spring by dividing the crown. Forest Frost is patented but its leaves are much more colorful, silver with burgundy veins, then regular fringe-cups, which is a hairy light green, the plant is native to the Pacific Northwest, is evergreen in warmer zones but hardy to Zone 5. The flowers on the basic fringe-cups are white but pink on Forest Frost. Bloom is from late spring to early summer, May-June. The plant prefers partial to full shade and will grow in moist soils but will also tolerate drought conditions. The plant is deer resistant, will reach a height of 24," and is fragrant.

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