Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, loam
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: crimson, purple
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: berries, clumping, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant
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Trillium vaseyiAlso known as:
Sweet wakerobin is a species of Trillium that can grow up to 18" tall, with a single crimson flower that will gently bend downwards. The leaves are green and hosta-like.
Trillium vaseyi 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. Bloom times are from late April to early June. Zones 6-8
Established clumps can be divided in summer. Slow to propagate from seed.
Once established, Trillium vaseyi 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, VA
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