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Trillium erectum

Stinking Benjamin

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep red purple,white yellow

Description

Trillium erectum (Stinking Benjamin). This species will grow in large groups about 30cm in diameter. The flowers can be variable with white, yellow and green forms, sometimes with reddish hues, which are about 25mm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

E. Canada

Interest and use

Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and will prefer a moist soil with ample water and shade.

Propagation

Propagation is from seeds in the autumn or by division in the summer.

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