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- Painted Trillium - Trillium undulatum Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade – Light Shade to Full Shade Mature Height - 12" to 18" Mature Width- 6" to 18" Bloom Season – Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Experienced
Painted Trillium - Trillium undulatum
Trillium undulatum also known as the painted trillium is a member of the plant family Trilliaceae. It is classified as a perennial plant which means that the plant itself remains in the ground year after year. Trillium undulatum usually blooms in the springtime around April to May; its colors commonly contain shades of white and shades of red. The painted trillium requires a moderate amount of water in its soil to keep itself sufficiently hydrated. The plant itself does not look super crazy, but that is its beauty. It is a simple whorled structure that has 3 or so leaves along that stem that lead up to the white and red flower. It is a smaller plant with a flower size of 2 to 2.5 inches long. The painted trillium makes a beautiful and manageable addition to any garden. The plants are reasonably compact and sport a dark green foliage with bright white flowers accented with pink or purple in the middle. Their size and mostly neutral color scheme mean that they will fit among and blend well with most any plant in your garden. They tend to bloom from late April until early June so that they will be in full bloom by the beginning of summer. Once in bloom, the flowers remain for up to three weeks. During this time, the pink or purple accents on the flowers grow to replace most of the white coloring. So, the flowers can provide a different color scheme to your garden at different points in their bloom. Luckily, they are also incredibly easy to cultivate and grow with no high maintenance care required!If you are looking for an easy to manage plant with beautiful perennial blooms that change color over time, painted trilliums may be what you are looking. They provide an ideal mix of beauty, low maintenance, and the ability to fit in within almost any garden.