Red Trillium (Trillium recurvatum) in the Trilliums Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Red Trillium
Give a thumbs up Bloody Butcher
Give a thumbs up Wake-Robin
Give a thumbs up Wood Lily
Give a thumbs up Prairie Trillium
Give a thumbs up Brown Bess
Give a thumbs up American Wood Lily
Give a thumbs up Purple Trillium
Give a thumbs up Purple Wake Robin

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.

Red Trillium (Trillium recurvatum) 001

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Trillium sp. ID needed—southeast Michigan. by NullValue May 13, 2017 2:47 PM 3

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Trilliums Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Trilliums (Trillium)

« The Trilliums Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Papyrus in Morning Sun"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.