Fringe Cups Overview
Tellima grandiflora is also known by the common name Fringe Cups. It is a perennial species in the saxifrage family, Saxifragaceae. It originates from North America, where it is found natively in moist woodland in Central California and between Alaska and Idaho. It has a clumping habit, producing bluntly lobed, rounded leaves from the base, these persist in mild climates. In colder areas, it is deciduous and thus loses its green foliage in the autumn and regrows new leaves in the spring. Flowers are borne on stems measuring around 75cm tall, they are small, sometimes lightly scented and they are cream in colour, fading to a light red-pink shade with time.