Red Trillium is most noticeable for its Burgundy Blossoms

Red Trillium is most noticeable for its Burgundy Blossoms

Red Trillium Plant


The Trillium Erectum is a flowering plant with many names and is best known as the Red Trillium. The most noticeable feature of the Red Trillium is its three burgundy-shaded blossoms that sit nestled within three triangular leaves. The flowering plant is an attractive perennial that benefits the entire landscape by encouraging pollinators to the garden. The scent of the blossoms lures in pollinating flies that help the plant propagate and enable the growth of other flowers and fruits.

The Red Trillium blooms in spring but remains a focal point in gardens throughout summer. A berry-like fruit, a popular food source for many birds, will eventually replace the large blossoms on the fast-producing plant. The green foliage of the Red Trillium will continue to grow for several months after the flowers fade.



The Red Trillium grows in full and partial shade in well-drained soils

 

This trillium needs some sunlight in the spring to begin its growth. The plant is tolerant of both acidic and alkaline soils. Gardeners can safely divide their established Red Trillium plants during mid to late summer.

The Red Trillium grows wild in many parts of the northern United States because of its hardiness in colder temperatures. It also thrives in warmer climates, making it an excellent choice for gardeners in many zones. It typically does best in zones 3-8 but can grow in other zones as a potted plant or when planted in protected areas. Fully mature, the Red Trillium can grow up to 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide. The flowers are large, growing up to 4 inches across.



Red trillium is an eye-catching but also acts as an appealing accent around shrubs and trees

 

Many gardeners use these colorful plants for borders because of their size and because they are deer and rabbit-resistant. Gardeners can plant the bulbs in early spring or early fall. Shipments of the plants arrive at the appropriate time for planting. Most gardeners will appreciate how little maintenance the plants require. The Red trillium offers gardeners of all skill levels an exotic-looking plant at an affordable price.

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Yellow Trillium

The Yellow Trillium, also known as Trillium luteum or yellow wakerobin, is a flowering plant within the scientific family Melanthiaceae. The flowers grow exceptionally well in hardy plant zones 4-7, which are present in places like North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. The flower is also known to grow in remote locations in northern Virginia, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. The flower usually has dark green leaves and bright flowers with three to four petals. At full maturity, it typically reaches a height of 16 inches or 40 centimeters and can be as wide as 14 inches or 30 centimeters. The flower is an herbaceous perennial, flowering only in the early to mid-spring season. Yellow Trillium's Growing Requirements Yellow Trillium grows best in moist, dense soil with good drainage. In its natural environment, it will usually develop at the base of deciduous trees, where it can enjoy heavy shade. If the growing conditions are right, the flower grows quickly, taking only 4-6 months to reach its full height and width. Yellow Trillium's Landscaping Uses The beautiful yellow flower is often used as a decorative plant in yards and gardens across large northern and central United States swathes. It is an ideal garden flower because it can thrive in heavy shade and is deficient in maintenance. It will do well if the flower has fertilized soil and adequate water. Yellow Trillium's Fragrance Yellow trillium offers a delightful aroma, another reason it is a favorite of many home gardeners. Its fragrance occurs around full maturity right towards the end of spring, when the flower can be harvested and used in a homemade flower bouquet or floral arrangement. What is distinct about its fragrance is that it smells like lemon flowers, an attribute that won it the Award of Garden Merit, a prestigious accolade from the Royal Horticultural Society in London, United Kingdom.

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Great White Trillium

Great White Trillium

The Great White Trillium is a gorgeous addition to any garden. It is commonly called the trinity plant due to its grouping of three leaves, three petals, and three sepals. The blooms are pure white, though they can turn pale pink as they age. The leaves are veined dark green with no mottling. The flowering season may differ depending on the environment, but most plants begin to flower in mid-to-late Spring.  Adding Great White Trillium To Your Landscape Rated for zones 4 to 8, it is excellent for smaller spaces. Its average height is between twelve and fourteen inches, its average width is between eight and twelve inches, and the beautiful white blooms can reach four to five inches across. While other species tend to be stand-alone plants, the Great White forms large drifts in the wild, making a spectacular sight—perhaps why they have always been a favorite of wildflower gardeners.  Where To Plant Great White Trillium Planting Great White Trillium is best done in late fall when the plants are dormant, and partial to full shade is recommended. Native primarily to North America, the plant thrives in evenly moist, well-draining soil and usually requires little maintenance once planted. So long as the soil is kept damp but not soggy, it takes care of itself. The plants also have the added benefit of being deer-resistant, meaning that your hard work won't be eaten before you can enjoy the pristine flowers.  Growing Great White Trillium   Great White Trillium can be a little stubborn if starting from scratch. Planting the seeds will yield beautiful flowers, but patience is vital, as it can take a few years to see them bloom. Growing from a cutting can often require the same patience and more maintenance. However, many gardeners have had great success transplanting the Great White.

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