|The Latin name of this dainty wildflower is an anagram of Mitella (American Bishop's Cap), its eastern counterpart. Sisters in the Saxifrage family, they are nearly identical twins. Clumps of hairy, rounded leaves, with slender flower stalks bearing pale, red-fringed "cups", make a charming ground cover for a shaded woodland or rock garden. They naturalize easily, spreading by creeping rootstock and self-sowing. Prefer shaded, moist, rich soil. Easy-care, though they appreciate an organic mulch. Water during summer dry spells. Plant spring or fall, 1 to 1½ feet apart. Grow more by dividing in spring or early fall, or sow seed in loose humus-rich soil.
Many cultivars have been developed, with bronzy leaves and white, pink, or red flowers that are sometimes fragrant.
Attributes - Tellima grandiflora
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Red, White
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10