Trilliums do very well in a garden setting

White Trillium

Trillium grandiflorum

Trilliums are an easily recognized spring wildflower. While not illegal to pick, you should always buy from a responsibly grown native plant nursery to preserve wild populations.

Habitat: Rich, deciduous woods. Grows best in moist, well drained soil in shady areas. Benefits from a layer of leaf litter.

Blooms: White flowers in early spring

Height: 12-15 in

Light: Shade to part shade

Moisture: Moist but not wet

Soil: Hummus rich, sandy loam

Companions: Does well with other woodland plants such as Solomons Seal or Large Flowered Bellwort. Leaves will die back so plant it with a companion that can fill in the gap such as sedges.

Propagation: Plant seeds immediately after ripening. Divide rhizomes in spring/fall.

Wildlife Value: Early food source for native pollinators such as flies and beetles.

Trilliums turn pink as the blooms start to fade.