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Trillium flexipes

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam

Height: 12"-18"

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: clumping, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Flower of Trillium flexipes (white trillium)
  • Flower of Trillium flexipes (white trillium)
  • Flower of Trillium flexipes (white trillium)

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Description

Trillium flexipes

Also known as:

nodding wakerobin

,

white trillium

,

drooping trillium

Scientific Synonyms:

Trillium declinatum, Trillium gleasonii

Description

Nodding wakerobin is one of the largest and most common species from the Trillium genus. It has hosta-like leaves growing up to 9" across, atop of which white 2.5" flowers open at he end of a short stem. It is similar to, but smaller than Trillium grandiflorum. A shade garden favorite.

Cultivation

A woodland wild flower, Trillium flexipes will tolerate a fair amount of direct sun, making it a good candidate for a shade garden margin where it will thrive in part-shade. It prefers rich, organic, acid, well drained soil that remains consistently moist. Best planted in groups, it blooms in late spring, April to June. Zones 4-7

Propagation

Established clumps can be divided in summer. Slow to propagate from seed.

Additional Notes

Once established, White trillium will form a clump with an increasing number of flowers. Mulching will help maintain adequate moisture and acidity levels. All members of the Trillium genus have leaves and petals that grow in multiples of three, hence their botanical name.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD, NY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae Lily family
Genus Trillium trillium
Species Trillium flexipes nodding wakerobin