Fringecup Seeds (Tellima grandiflora)
We get a lot of requests for shade-tolerant wildflowers and this one is that is at the top of our recommended list -- especially because it's also a great bumble bee plant.
Small, highly-fragrant, cup-shaped green and red flowers arise on tall upright stems of this plant, growing up to 2-feet tall from a base of broad, heart-shaped leaves. Fringecup thrives in cool, moist, and shady areas along streams, in floodplains,and in cool rain forests. It can also tolerate a bit of direct sun as long as it isn't an excessively hot location. Fringecup can also tolerate some seasonal flooding and grows well together with great camas, Oregon phacelia, and columbine.
You'll find this plant growing in rich, fertile soils from Alaska to the coastal redwood lands of California, as well as across northern Idaho and western Montana.
Fringecup will sometimes remain green throughout the winter in mild areas. It's easy to grow from seed, and once established it transplants and divides well. Use it to create nice patchy areas of deer-resistant ground cover, in rain gardens, or as a bedding plant on the shady-side of buildings.
0.5 grams (Approximately 2000 to 3000 seeds).