Sweet Betsy Trillium

(5 reviews) Write a Review
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
$8.99
Bloom Color
Red,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Fragrant Plants, Flower Gardens & Beds,
Usage
Fragrant Plants, Flower Gardens & Beds,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Low growing

    Posted by Debbie, TN on 3rd Apr 2017

    It is a low growing plant but the bloom and colors are amazing

  • 5
    Nice owners

    Posted by Laken Smith on 3rd Apr 2017

    The owners are very nice and customer service really helps out

  • 5
    Easy to take care of

    Posted by Jimmy cheek on 1st Apr 2017

    So far the roots are healthy and no signs of green life yet, still waiting

  • 5
    Dense grower

    Posted by Amy on 1st Apr 2017

    It is growing in hard thick soil so that is definitely a plus

  • 5
    Red it is!

    Posted by John Green on 1st Apr 2017

    It is a red and black mixed, it is so lovely

Helpful Gardening Tips

Goes Well With

Shipping

Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Sweet Betsy Trillium - Trillium Cuneatum

 
Sweet Betsy Trillium or Wood Lily is an herbaceous perennial, native to the Southeastern United States. This perennial is the largest of the sessile trilliums, featuring three leaves ending in a circular arrangement, rising to 12” to 18” in the spring. It has grey-green mottled leaves 3” to 7” in length, and from the center, a three-petaled maroon flower, but only does during late March-early May. Sometimes flower color varies, being maroon to yellowish brown, or a reddish green. The flower gives off a faint scent some say is the banana, which is the reason for the name Sweet Betsy. Once the flower is gone, it is replaced by berry-like seeds.  Leaf mulch applied to plant is preferred, and done in the fall. The plant spreads gradually, and forms clumps, if undisturbed. Plants are typically found in wood areas in states of Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and North Carolina in the south, and Georgia. 

Sweet Betsy Trillium are best suited to woodland gardens, shady rock gardens, and native plant gardens; however, these plants do not transplant well.

Trillium Cuneatum does not require a lot of maintenance. Sweet Betsy is a curious, exciting and beautiful shrub. Also known as Carolina Allspice, Spicebush and Sweetshrub, its oval-shaped leaves carry a dark reddish-brown to maroon colored flower that blooms in the springtime. It can grow 6 to 9 feet high and produces a mass amount of small, spider-like flowers. These shrubs tend to spread widely by growing new shoots, called suckers. These suckers can be cultivated and transplanted to other areas of your landscape. What makes this plant interesting is that, depending on the individual plant, the blooms can be highly aromatic – something close to strawberries, bananas or pineapples - to having no smell at all. 

Sweet Betsy Trillium prefers a deep organic soil that is well drained. 

 

 Image result for sweet betsy trillium     Image result for sweet betsy trillium    Image result for sweet betsy trillium

Sweet Betsy Trillium

Goes Great With