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Trillium albidum


Trillium albidum is rare in cultivation and so elegant in the shade garden with sessile white petals and mottled foliage.

Sweet Trillium has large sessile white flowers that are mildly fragrant. The leaves are green and can be mottled with brownish or dark green spots. This species is rarely available and makes an elegant addition to the shade garden, especially planted in drifts. Remember that trilliums can take a year off underground in the year after planting. Trillium are exquisite plants for the shade garden blooming in early to mid spring with their elegant flowers. They are spring ephemerals that may go dormant by summer. Keep in mind that they may go dormant early in the year they are first planted and could sulk a bit in their second year before settling in for beautiful displays for years to come. Photo courtesy: Eric in SF from Wikipedia.

Common Name: Sweet Trillium

Family: Trilliaceae (The Trillium Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Purple


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Forests, woodlands, scrub, and chaparral habitat.

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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