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Trillium species/Trillium

Trillium species / Trillium species
Close-up image of a clump of the native flowering trillium
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Close-up image of a clump of the native flowering trillium

Late winter emerging plants growing in a tight colony

A colony of plants with emerging flowers

Self-seeding is a common occurrence on sites that have a heavy covering of humus

A clump of trillium in full bloom in early spring

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Scientific Name: Trillium species
Common Name: Trillium
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: This is a perennial that is present for a relatively short period in late winter and early spring. There are many different species that grow across the country. Most need a fertile, well drained soil that has been undistturbed and contains a generous of humus that as built up over several years. Plants self-seed. One of the mnost common occurring species is T. foetidissimum, the one that produces solitary maroon colored flowers and green mottled foliage.