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Tellima grandiflora ‘Purpurea’

Fringe cups

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink-cream
  • Leaf ColourRed-purple and dark green

Description

Tellima grandiflora ‘Purpurea’ (Fringe cups). This is a semi-evergreen, clump-forming perennial bearing profuse, heart-shaped, red-purple and dark green leaves. Spikes of bell-shaped, pink-cream flowers appear in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Alaska to California

Interest and use

Borders, mixed bed, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They grow well in reasonably well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in spring or from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may attack leaves

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