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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

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Flowering Months


1 bare root plant (kc1803)
3 bare root plants (kc1804)

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.
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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