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winter color with new growth

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

Fringe Cups

Plant Type:


Tellima grandiflora‘Forest Frost’ – Fringe Cups are a monotypic genus related to Tiarella and Mitella; in fact, Tellima is an anagram of Mitella. 'Forest Frost' is a well-behaved clumping perennial with the cluster of hairy leaves generally growing up to 6" by 12" wide. The flowers on hairy stems to 32” are bell-shaped and fringed – usually green and white, with a touch of pink or purple-red in the florets, these colors increasing as the flowers age. But it is for the foliage that we grow it. The broad scalloped leaves, attractive and virtually evergreen here in USDA zone 5b, do resemble coarse Heuchera (Coral Bells) foliage. They pick up some beautiful bright crimson to purple highlights when the weather turns cold. Haling from stream banks and moist forest in the Pacific Northwest they enjoy fertile woodland soil in sited in open shade to part sun. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Pot grown division.


6 In


12 In


Green with White
Item Description Price  
TELLIFOR Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot – 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $14.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Border
  • Evergreen
  • Rock Garden
  • Massing
  • Woodland
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Woodland
  • Draining


  • Pacific Northwest

Propagated By

  • Division