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Trillium ovatum

Wake robin

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhitish

Description

Trillium ovatum (Wake robin). This is a clump-forming perennial with diamond-shaped, pointed leaves. The upright, pure white flowers are borne in early spring, and are musk scented.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

W. Canada

Interest and use

Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part 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 is from seeds in the autumn or by division in the summer. They are poisonous.

Propagation

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

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