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Bare Root White Trillium, Wake-Robin (Trillium grandiflorum)

$7.00
Item #:
693046
Availability:
Sold out for the season.
Item #:
693046
Availability:
Sold out for the season.

Description

Herbaceous, North American perennial
Description:  White showy blossoms in early spring
Habit:  Grows 12 to 16 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:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4

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 plant will ship bare root.  Grade: #1. 

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.

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