Trillium grandiflorum

Trillium grandiflorum

American wake-robin

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Trillium grandiflorum
  • Common name: American wake-robin
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Trilliums are spring-flowering woodland plants, native to North America and Asia. Some have bright flowers and variegated foliage, others have fresh green leaves and white flowers. They thrive in sheltered, shady gardens in moist but well-drained soil.

Trillium grandiflorum has striking, clover-like foliage, which contrasts with three-cornered flowers from late spring to early summer. The foliage looks good long after the flowers are over. This is a superb plant for a woodland garden, and it associates well with plants such as epimediums which like the same conditions. Once established it dislikes disturbance.

For best results grow Trillium grandiflorum in moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil in shade, and combine with other shade-loving plants such as epimediums. Plants may be propagated from seed but will take three years to flower. Given the right conditions, established plants are long-lived.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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