Pink Trillium Plants
- Pink Trillium Trillium Hardy Planting Zones - 4-9 Sun or Shade - Part sun, shade Mature Height - Under 6" to over 3' Mature Width - 4-12" Bloom Season - Spring Gardener Status - Beginner
The Pink Trillium Plant is a perennial in the lily family. They grow from a root structure above the soil reaching a height of 8 to 18 inches tall. Its most unique feature is its three-petaled flower that grows above three leaves at the top of the stem. Pink Trillium plants are simply white colored flowers that have turned pink with age. Most trillium prefer shade in a soil that is well-drained. Ants help the trillium plant to propogate by feeding on the protein in its seeds. The ants consume the protein and the seed is left behind to spread and grow. Pink Trillium, Trillium Undulatum is a woodland wildflower natural to much of Central and Eastern United States. This wildflower is enchanting with three whorled leaves surrounding a large three-petaled pink flower. The plant releases flowers in the summer containing approximately 16 seeds each. The seeds are then dispersed by ants or deer. Trillium thrives from northern Quebec through to the Appalachian Mountains into north Georgia and then out to Minnesota and Iowa. It also grows in Nova Scotia and Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Pink Trillium is a rare wildflower. Rare wildflowers have a built-in dormancy which protects them from germinating during a drought or a frost. Because of this built-in protection, it takes a while for them to grow and bloom from seed. Some germinate quickly; others require lots of patience and take up to a few years. Your seeds may need a moist warm period followed by a cold, wet spell before successfully germinating. It could take 2 to 4 years of these alternating conditions before they grow and start to bloom. When planted, the seeds should be no lower than 1/8 of an inch under the soil.