Trillium gracile, wakerobin

Category: Rare Collector
Family: Melanthiaceae
Origin: eastern US
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: green, purple
Bloom Time: spring
Height: 6 inches
Width: 2 ft
Exposure: shade
Irrigation: medium
Cold Hardiness: -5 F
Description: Trillium returns in early spring to form a luscious mottled green patch. It is a very fragile plant best grown on a slope in a mulched woodland garden with light shade well away from foot traffic. They slowly fade in late spring and are dormant by mid-summer.