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Trillium sessile

Toad shade

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourReddish green-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMottled bronzy green

Description

Trillium sessile (Toad shade). This is a clump-forming perennial with broadly elliptic, dark green leaves marbled pale green and white grey. The upright, green to yellow flowers are borne in late spring, and are musk scented.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Wake robin

Origin

N.E. U.S.A

Interest and use

Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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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