Large, attractively veined, rich green leaves, similar to heuchera, stay low, with flower stalks rising well above. As the oddly fringed flowers age, they turn from white to pink, creating an interesting two-tone effect. Native to the US.
||germinate at room temperature. a cold stage may be helpful.
detailed seed-starting info below
I grew plants from two seed sources. One was labeled Boykinia occidentalis, but that one has very differently shaped flowers. An astute reader of this website set me straight - I still hope to grow the real boykinia some day.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Carolyn||May 17, 2012||It's worth adding also that Tellima Grandiflora has a sublime sweet smell, and that it grows in difficult dry spots, up against trees, for example.|
Thanks for filling in some useful details, Carolyn.
- Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (25%G, 19-40d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 46d)
Seedling are weak, succumb to damp-off easily. Seed apparently has low long-term viability.
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