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Red trillium

Red Trillium


Description: Climate zone: 3-7, Mature height: 12-24 in, Blooming season: April-June, Sunlight: prefers moist, well-drained soil, Botanical name: Trillium erectum, Ship as: Bareroot
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  • Product Description

    Red Trillium - trillium erecta

    The red trillium is a three-petaled flower just like its name implies, and the flowers are typically a deep maroon colour. While they make a great addition to any garden, these flowers are pretty difficult to propagate outside of their native habitat, and indeed replanting them has caused significant strain on native populations in the past. Flower removal causes significant strain on these plants, and plucking the flowers from wild plants can either kill them or render them unable to flower. As a springtime ephemeral flower, the red trillium is deeply connected to its native ecosystem, namely hardwood forests. Trilliums are members of the lilly family, and are toxic to humans if consumed. That being said, there are a number of animals like white-tailed deer that graze on their foliage, so do be careful about keeping them protected. Trilliums are a beautiful addition to any garden, and are quite a novelty because of their distinctive look - all parts of the plant are in threes, not just the flowers themselves. They typically bloom in the spring and are a bit finicky, but if you can manage to start a colony of them it will provide an impressive addition to your other plants. You might think that squirrels and chipmunks are a nuisance because they come and eat their seeds, but this is actually a good thing because this is exactly how trilliums are propagated in the wild. Their flowers are pollinated by flies, which are attracted to their somewhat foul odour - which smells something like a wet dog, so don’t expect to plant these and get a wonderful floral fragrance from them. If you’re interested in herbal medicines though, trilliums are a great addition to any medicinal garden because the entire plant has antiseptic and astringent properties.

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    1. Doing well

      Growing well on Apr 1st 2017

    2. Grows fast

      Growing faster than expected, I am thrilled on Apr 1st 2017

    3. Good plant

      Good hardy plant with strong roots. Love how it was packaged on Apr 1st 2017

    4. Good color

      The color is really hard to describe but its gorgeous on Mar 31st 2017

    5. Ray of sunshine

      The color is amazing, its bold and bright. It took a year for me to see a lot of growth but it definitely was worth the wait. on Mar 29th 2017

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