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 9b
Plant Height: 6 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 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: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: 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 don't 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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Common names
  • Red Trillium
  • Bloody Butcher
  • Wake-Robin
  • Wood Lily
  • Prairie Trillium
  • Brown Bess
  • American Wood Lily
  • Purple Wake Robin
  • Purple Trillium

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