Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, loam
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, showy fruit, woodland plant
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Trillium rugeliiAlso known as:
southern nodding trillium,
Trillium rugelii is one of the taller species from the genus, growing up to 2 feet tall. The single creamy flower appears on a short stem above the leaves and gently nod downwards. By late summer, the spent flowers will have been replaced by attractive seed pods.
Illscented wakerobin is native to a limited range in the south-eastern Piedmont and southern Appalachian. It prefers rich, organic, acid, well drained soil that remains consistently moist. Bright shade or open shade are best. Best planted in groups, it blooms in late spring, April to May. Zones 6-7
Established clumps can be divided in summer. Slow to propagated from seed.
Once established, Trillium rugelii 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, GA, NC, SC, TN
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: TN
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