Tellima grandiflora

One of my favourite plants for a spring shady border to grow with hellebores, honesty and tulips. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring/summer planting 510910-1 £4.95
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A favourite for a shady spring border, to grow with hellebores, honesty and tulip. It’s a totally invaluable, easy-to-grow border filler and an elegant upper storey cut flower.

Genus Tellima
Group/Species grandiflora
Type Herbaceous Perennial
Common Name Fringe Cups
Border Position Ground Cover, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Loam, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow undercover March-November. Direct sow April-October. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Cover seed thinly and place outdoors somewhere frost-free. Germination may take up to 3 months. May also be sown direct where they are to grow and prefers a partially shaded spot in fertile, moist but well-drained soil -ideal for a woodland border. Will tolerate drier positions in shade, and full sun in moist soils.
Care Tips Prune once flowering has finished or leave to encourage self-seeding. Established plants may be divided in spring.
Flowering May - July
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Tellima grandiflora reviews

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mrs Evans

These plants have flowered well amongst hostas and ferns around the pond and are extremely happy in their environment.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Pamela

These were a replacement for a plant that failed and wasn't really the effect i wanted but were ok planted in a shady patch i don't know whether they will survive the winter as all my plants like so many other gardens suffered from the intense heat and dryness fingers crossed and we will start again next year

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Ruth

For some reason these did not survive in my garden.