Also known as Trillium grandiflorum, this charming wildflower is native to the U.S. Great White features a pretty trio of white petals that age gracefully to a soft pink hue. In the center of each bloom is a sunny yellow eye that practically sparkles in the filtered sunlight. They grow readily in shady sites, such as woodland areas, rock gardens and shadowed corners of the landscape. The delicate blooms sit amid attractive green foliage that forms a nice backdrop. Blooms appear from April to May on 12-15" stems. We like to see Trilliums in groups beneath deciduous trees, the snowy white blooms bringing light and beauty to the rugged site.
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Bloom Time Mid to late spring. (April-May)
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
All Trilliums can be identified by having 3 flower petals and 3 leaves(lobes). Flowers are approx. 3" in diameter, sometimes even larger on established plants.
Foliage Type :
Green, herbaceous, three lobes.
Mature Spread :
8 - 12 inches
8 - 12 inches
Planting Instructions :
Plant so that the top of the root (sprout) is 1" below the soil line. Firm soil and water well.
Soil Moisture :
Organic rich (lots of humus), well-drained.
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
None. Picking a trillium flower does not necessarily kill the plant but damage will result if the green leaves are taken as well. The green leaves are needed to provide nutrients for the plants to survive.
Winter Care :
Mulch in late fall for added winter protection.
Planting Depth :
Plant so that the top of the root (sprout) is 1" below the soil line
Watering Requirements :
Soil should not dry out during the spring and early summer. Plants may go dormant prematurely in the summer when soil dries out.
Fertilization Requirements :
Not really needed if planted in an organically rich soil. It may help flower production if you fertilize lightly in early-mid spring.
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