Little Snow Trillium (Trillium nivale) in the Trilliums Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 - 8 inches
Plant Spread: 4 - 8 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Spring ephemeral
Other: The above ground parts of Trilliums are scapes with three large, leaf-like bracts with the true leaves reduced to underground papery coverings around the rhizomes.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Sow in situ
Seeds are hydrophilic
Other info: Plants can be grown from seed, but it can take up to two years for fresh seed to germinate and another five to seven years for plants to bloom.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Trilliums are not bulbs and donít like drying out. They lose all living roots and will become limp and have little chance of surviving beyond the first season if bare rooted for any time.

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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 4:36 AM

"Trillium nivale, the snow trillium or dwarf white trillium, is a member of the Trilliaceae family. It is native to parts of the east and midwest United States, and is one of the earliest flowers to bloom. Along the Ohio River valley, flowers may be seen in early March. At its northern limit in Minnesota, it blooms in early April. Far beyond its native range, at Edmonton, Alberta, it blooms in late April.

It is small for a trillium, seldom reaching a height of more than 9 cm (3.5 in). Unlike most trilliums, it does not grow in leaf mold, preferring limy sandy gravel, crevices in limestone, or calcareous mineral soil instead."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

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