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Trillium erectum

Birthroot, American Shamrock

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Rarely seen woodland beauty!

Forms dense ground cover in shaded areas once established

An intruiging choice for the experienced gardener!

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A rarely seen perennial, that takes plenty of patience but is well worth the wait! Trillium erectum is a North American native that flourishes in rich, damp soils, creating dense ground cover once established. This hardy perennial produces variable flowers that can range from white to yellow or even purple, but generally appear as a rich beetroot-red shade. A lovely choice for damp, woodland groundcover, but can be challenging to establish so is best suited to gardeners with some experience. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswoodland garden

dappled shadeshade

Flowering Months

3 Bare Root Plants (KC1804)
1 Bare Root Plant (KC1803)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KC9777)

Grow Trillium plants in fertile, rich soil which remains reliably moist, but well-drained. These woodland plants enjoy a position in shade or dappled shade.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.

Feed and water regularly until fully established. Trilliums take some time to settle in and should be left undisturbed once established. A generous mulch of leaf mould should be applied in autumn.

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