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: crimson, purple, brown
Leaf Color: green, purple, multi-color
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Trillium recurvatumAlso known as:
The flowers of Trillium recurvatum can be crimson red, hence the common names bloody butcher. The sepals are curved downward, or "reflexed", hence the specific epithet recurvatum. The stemless flowers appear atop the green and purple mottled leaves. Barely growing over 15" in height, this Trillium is a woodland beauty.
A worry free woodland wildflower, bloody butcher will tolerate a moderate amount of sun, making it a good candidate for the margin of a shade garden. 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.
Once established, Trillium recurvatum 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, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, WI
USDA Endangered Status:
- Threatened: MI
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