Giant trillium

Trillium chloropetalum

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Giant trillium (Trillium chloropetalum)
TRILL-ee-um klor-oh-PET-ah-lum
Genus:  Trillium
This species blooms in early to mid-spring with large blossoms of white, yellow, or deep purple-black. It is vigorous, growing to almost 18 inches tall and wide, with leaves (usually mottled) up to 8 inches long.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Most trilliums are native to woodlands and scrub of North America. They make an elegant understory species planted in groups in a woodland or shady, naturalized area. Since trilliums go dormant in summer, plant them with other shade-loving perennials to share their place until the reappear the following spring. 
Care:  Provide rich, moist, but well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH. Plant in part to full shade and provide trilliums with an annual mulch of rich, organic matter.
Propagation:  Trilliums propagate readily by division (when plants are dormant in late summer or early fall).
Problems:  Smut, rust, fungal spots, slugs, snails.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Flower Color
Niagara,
White,
Primrose Yellow
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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