Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, loam
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
Pricing & Availability
Trillium flexipesAlso known as:
Trillium declinatum, Trillium gleasonii
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.
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
Established clumps can be divided in summer. Slow to propagate from seed.
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
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
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