Fringe Cups are a useful ground cover plant for woodland situations. Flowering in late spring and early summer, their small bell-shaped, pale green or cream flowers are highly fragrant.
There is only one species, originating in western North America and growing in cool moist woodland. Cultivars have been produced giving burgundy, red-flushed or cream-and-green variations in foliage colour.
They grow best in humus-rich, moist soil in part-shade, but will also tolerate sun and dry soil.