Herbaceous, North American perennial
Description: Early spring flowers are brown-purple with reflexed tepals
Habit: Grows 6 to 12 inches high
Culture: Prefers moist, well-drained soils with a neutral to slightly acid pH; plant rhizomes 4 inches deep in a shady location; add organic matter or aged manure and mulch with well-rotted leaves
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 through 9
Trilliums are one of the most spectacular wildflowers of the eastern deciduous forest. Eighteenth-century plant explorers sent many species to Europe where the eminent Swedish taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus, classified them. American naturalist John Clayton included Trilliums in his Flora Virginica, published in 1739, a text in Jefferson's library. Like all members of the Lily family, the flower parts are in "threes." This species is native from Iowa south to Texas and east to North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
This plant will ship bare root. zone3,zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9
Bare root planting tips:
- If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
- Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
- Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.