Out of all of the Spring flowers, the Great White Trillium may be the fairest of them all.
The Great White Trillium which is also known as the white wake-robin, the snow trillium, the trinity flower, or the large-flowered trillium, is very easy to identify by its waxy white flower with three silky white petals filled with a brilliant yellow color. This plant is native to eastern, southeastern, and midwestern states. Therefore, they are most satisfied in these particular areas. The trillium grows best in heavy compost and thick, hardy soils that behold plenty nutrients. The trillium lily will grow best between April and June, depending on the weather the plant could potentially grow up until September with no problems.
A fully matured, we’ll nurture plans will grow anywhere from 9-12 inches. It grows best with the following plants:
The Great Trillium lilies are the perfect flower for beginner planters/Gardner. Not only are these flowers beautiful they need very little care. With some water, partial shade and a bit of sun, these lovely flowers will be blooming in no time at all.
Botanical Latin Name: Trillium Grandiflorum
Common Name: Wake-Robin
Sun Exposure: Part shade to full shade
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Mature Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 6-12 inches
Spacing: 12-18 inches
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flowering Time: Mid-spring to mid-summer
How Long It Flowers: 2-3 weeks
Flower Color: White
Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well drained
Flower Form: Mature trilliums have a single stem, three leaves, and three white petals. The flowers start out white and fade to pink. Honeybees pollinate the blooms and produce a seed which is primarily dispersed by ants. Containers, flower beds, and borders are great spots for trilliums along with woodland gardens.
Trilliums are grown from a rhizome. They are drought tolerant and once established they have been known to grow for 70 years. Maintenance requirements are minimal with pruning necessary only to remove dead leaves.
Leaves from the trillium can be cooked and eaten. The root of the plant is a diuretic but may also be ground up and used to reduce swelling of the eyes. A tea made from the grated root can be used to ease cramps also.
Great White Trillium Ships As – Bareroot Plant