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Trillium grandiflorum

Wake robin

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  • Trillium grandiflorum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Trillium grandiflorum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Trillium grandiflorum (Wake robin). This species can grow about 2ft tall with large, white flowers which are borne in mid spring. This is a long-lived, clump-forming perennial. It is easy to grow and will eventually form a low-growing colony. You should grow in a shaded garden or in the border.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Eastern North America

Interest and use

Wildflower, naturaliser, shade, border, Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You will find that results from seed will take a very long time. Sow in the autumn for germination in the second spring. Or divide mature plants in the summer.

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