Propeller toad shade

Trillium stamineum

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Propeller toad shade (Trillium stamineum)
TRILL-ee-um stah-MIN-ee-um
Genus:  Trillium
This striking spring-blooming species features narrow, chocolate-colored petals that twist like a propeller over slightly mottled leaves. It forms a stocky plant, growing to 10-15 inches tall and not quite as wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Most trilliums are native to woodlands and scrub of North America. They make elegant understory plants when grown in groups in a woodland or shady, naturalized area. Since they go dormant in summer, plant trilliums with other shade-loving perennials to share their place until they reappear the following spring. 
Care:  Provide rich, moist but well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH. Plant in part to full shade. Add 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
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Hazelnut,
Red
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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