Trillium grandiflorum 'Snowbunting'

Trillium grandiflorum ‘Snowbunting’

American wake-robin

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Trillium grandiflorum 'Snowbunting'
  • Common name: American wake-robin
  • Family: Melanthiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Trillium grandiflorum ‘Snowbunting’ has striking, clover-like foliage, which contrasts with brilliant-white, double 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 works well with plants such as epimediums, which thrive in the same conditions.

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For best results grow Trillium grandiflorum ‘Snowbunting’ in moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil in shade, and combine with other shade-loving plants such as epimediums. Avoid disturbing once established. Plants may be propagated from seed but will take three years to flower. Given the right conditions, established plants will live for many years.

How to grow Trillium 'Snowbunting'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Trillium 'Snowbunting' and wildlife

Trillium 'Snowbunting' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Trillium 'Snowbunting' poisonous?

Trillium 'Snowbunting' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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