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Tellima Genus

False alum root

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Tellima genus (False alum root). This is one species of semi-evergreen, late spring-flowering perennial. It will produce good ground cover, which is ideal for cool, semi-shaded woodland gardens and beneath shrubs in sunny borders.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Other common names

Fringe cups

Origin

W. Canada

Interest and use

Makes good ground cover and is ideal for cool, semi-shaded woodland gardens and under shrubs in sunny borders.

Cultivation

It is fully hardy and will grow in any well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may attack leaves

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