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  • trillium collection
  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Award-winning trillium collection

trillium collection

RHS award of garden merit £17.97 £14.99
Pot size 1 collection
1 collection
3 collections
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  • Position: deep or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The leaves, leaflike sepals and flower petals of these enchanting plants all appear in whorls of three, which gives them a distinctive appearance. Tolerant of some summer drought, they benefit from a light feed in early spring and a deep mulch of leaf mould in autumn. They are hardy, although a late frost may damage new growth.
    Ideal for moist woodland gardens or shaded borders, these deciduous, rhizomatous perennials thrive in a deep, moist but well-drained, slightly acidic, neutral or slightly alkaline soils.

    These plants are quite hard to grow and will take some time to establish large clumps, so they are better suited to the more experienced gardener.


    Each collection contains one each of the following Trilliums

    Trillium luteum
    Spring-flowering, with broadly ovate, mid-green leaves attractively mottled with a paler green. Long lasting, lemon-scented flowers, with green sepals and narrow yellow petals, sit immediately above the rosette of foliage, forming slender, upright, flame like silhouettes before becoming slightly more open. Grows to 40cm tall.

    Trillium erectum
    Most commonly dark reddish purple, but occassionally pink, white or yellow petals, with purple flushed, green sepals, form upright or nodding flowers, which appear in spring above the broadly ovate, mid-green leaves. Vigorous and easy to grow, this early flowering species shows a good resistance to frost. Grows up to 50cm tall.

    Trillium grandiflorum
    Large, cup-shaped flowers with green sepals and slightly wavy, white petals, that become recurved at their tips and often take on pink tones as they age. Appearing in late spring and early summer, these form a good contrast to the dark green foliage, which may appear in spring with a burgundy flush. One of the showiest trilliums, it is ideal for illuminating a shady corner, Grows to 40cm tall.
    • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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