Trillium - Red
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet woodlands of Eastern North America.
Zones: 3-8 (2-9).
Red Trillium, Trillium erectum, or Wake Robin, is a show case perennial woodland wildflower, frequently found in the high upper areas surrounding bogs. It often forms colonies. The flowers are red to maroon with three pointed petals and inner white stamens. The large whorled leaves come in threes like the petals. It is Deer Resistant, and prefers growing in consistently wet, loose rich soils, appreciating shade. It flowers in the Spring and dies back by mid Summer. One of the easiest of all the Trilliums. It is shade tolerant. Best in groups.
Plants are at or near flowering size. They are shipped live, potted during the growing season, and shipped as a dormant rhizome during it's dormant season. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 6" - 16+".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: Humus, Lady's Slipper Mix.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5.
Light: Filtered Sun to Partial Shade.
Use: Early Spring Ephemeral and Fall color on bog garden edge or woodland garden.