Sweet Betsy Trillium does not require a lot of maintenance.
Sweet Betsy Trillium also knew as Trillium Cuneatum. Hardy planting zones are 4-10. The growth rate for this perennial is up to 18 inches. Sweet Betsy Trillium is delightful in the spring. It loves rich soil too, that is when it does it’s best. This flower is unique. It has purple and yellow morphs. It also has significant leaves. That is a green color with creamy white stripes going through it. But they are beneficial when they are fully matured. This perennial can add color to your existing yard mixed with other green foliage.
Adding the Sweet Betsy Trillium bloom to your yard for that special touch.
The Sweet Betsy has a scientific name of Trillium cuneatum. It is part of the lily family, and the Sweet Betsy is a sessile trillium, meaning the flower itself arises from the bracts, instead of sitting upon them. The plant has other nicknames, including a bloody butcher, the whip-poor-will flower, purple toadshade and large toadshade. It is a flowering perennial plant that typically grows in early March to the middle of April. It then blooms in the summer months. The plant is native to the southeastern region of the United States, and it grows in environments that contain rich soils like the upland woods. This plant is found at elevations between 165 to 2,300 feet. It is known for its banana-scented flower. Its petals vary in color from yellow, maroon, green and bronze.
The plants prefer a deep organic soil that is well drained. Plants prefer partial to full shade over a sunny area and need constant moisture. Leaf mulch applied to plant is preferred, and done in the fall. The plant spreads gradually, and forms clumps, if undisturbed. Plants are typically found in wood areas in states of Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and North Carolina in the south, and Georgia. Watch out for snails and slugs. Otherwise, there are no significant insect and disease issues but potentially could develop rust, leaf spot, and smut. Plants are best suited to woodland gardens, shady rock gardens, and native plant gardens; however, these plants do not transplant well.
Sweet Betsy Trillium Ships As – Bareroot Plant