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Trillium sp., Trillium, Wakerobin, Tri Flower, Birthroot. Trillium kurabayashii
Trillium kurabayashii

Trillium sp.

Trillium, Wakerobin, Tri Flower, Birthroot
Family: Melanthiaceae
Origin: North America, Asia
USDA Zone: 4-7?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorWhite, off-white flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is a very attractive small shrub with two to five feet high stems, sporting trifoliate green leaves. The most commonly found Trilliums have white or off-white flowers with a distinctive three petals.

However, there are some varieties that have unusual colors, such as red, crimson or even vinous flowers. All Trilliums prefer shade, but can tolerate some sun if partially shaded. They require plenty of water during their growth period, but in summer their water requirement can be reduced.

Can be grown in USDA Zone 4-7. To protect them in cold climates, the roots should be covered with mulch in the winter. In cold regions, Trilliums are best grown in a large pot. This will ensure insulation for the roots during the coldest time of the year. In the spring, once the danger of frost has passed, the pot can be moved outside.

These attractive plants are relatively low maintenance and make an excellent addition to any garden. With the right care and protection, Trilliums can be enjoyed for many years.





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