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
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green, gray-green, multi-color
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, deer resistant, fragrant flowers, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Trillium luteumAlso known as:
Trillium luteum bears yellow flowers that sit directly atop the foliage, with no visible stems. The decorative leaves are mottled with shades of gray-green, fairly large and appearing on robust stems that can reach a height of 16" on mature plants.
A woodland wild flower, yellow wakerobin does best where it can be exposed to a couple of hours of morning sun. This makes 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 May. Zones 5-7
Established clumps can be divided in summer. Slow to propagate from seed.
The flowers of the yellow wakerobin have a faint lemon scent which becomes more pronounced when the plants have formed into colonies. Once established, this 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, DC, GA, KY, MD, MI, NC, SC, TN, VA
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