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- Pink Trillium Trillium Hardy Planting Zones - 4-9 Sun or Shade - Part sun, shade Mature Height - Under 6" to over 3' Mature Width - 4-12" Bloom Season - Spring Gardener Status - Beginner
Here's how your plants will look on arrival. All plants are dormant with no leaves or foliage.
Pink Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum
Pink Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum. The Pink Trillium is an herbaceous perennial plant that is native to the woodlands of both the United States and parts southern Canada. It is a short, vibrant plant that has very showy pink flowers and shiny green leaves. The leaves tend to be three to four inches in length. The plant prefers wet conditions similar to those found in woodlands. The Pink Trillium blooms very early in the spring, around mid-April and the flower petals fall off entirely by the beginning of June. This plant does hibernate in the fall and can be expected to bloom the next year.
Pink Trillium is native to the woodlands of much of the United States and southern Canada. Many states have made it illegal to dig them up because they are quickly becoming extinct. Add them to your landscaping for a pretty early spring splash of color. Pink Trillium is a short plant that produces a very showy wavy edge pink flower with a reflex tip that measures about 3.5 inches across. The flower appears on an elongated stem from the center of three shiny green egg-shaped leaves that are typically three to four inches in length. While the flower has visible venation, it is much more pronounced on the leaves. This flower blooms very early in the spring and goes dormant by mid-summer. The flower typically appears in mid-April dying off by the beginning of June. Then, the beautiful green leaves on this plant can be used to add a background to taller summertime flowers.
This flower demands wet conditions similar to those found in woodlands. They prefer a neutral to slightly acidic pH soil. They prefer a dose of organic fertilizer in the fall.
As long as you keep this plant moist, it does very well in many situations. Its beautiful early spring flower is a welcome sign that spring has arrived. This perennial is easy to subdivide in the fall allowing you to move it to a new location or share it with a friend.