This low growing shade loving perennial is a welcome sight in the spring. Early blooming single flower with 3 clear white petals held above 3 large leaf-like bracts on a single stem are perfect for moist areas. Trillium can naturalize to create a patch of unique groundcover in wooded locations.
Early bloom is a great nectar source
Unique groundcover provides critter cover
Flowers and foliage lend a unique look and texture
The flowers open pure white but turn pink with age
Deer and rabbit resistant
Rich woods from Maine to Minnesota, south to Alabama and Georgia.
Trillium grandiflorum thrives in rich woodland soils and the seeds are spread by myrmecochory, meaning ants disperse the seeds. Ants don't carry the seeds very far which is why trilliums tend to grow in patches in the woods.
Plant in deep, rich, humusy, moist but well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Needs regular watering.