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Trillium cuneatum

Sweet Betsy

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourRed to purple
  • Leaf ColourMarbled light and darker green

Description

Trillium cuneatum (Sweet Betsy). A robust species with attractive marble foliage and red to orange stalkless flowers in spring. The foliage emerges in early spring wrapped up around the flower, then falls away to lay flat below the upright flower.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Excellent for woodland gardens.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagation is by division after the foliage has died down in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

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