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Sweet Betsy Trillium

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$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,
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Reviews (11)

  • 5
    Sweet Betsy Trillium

    Posted by Neil Boston on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Sweet Betsy Trillium

    Posted by Rebecca Howard on 26th Aug 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Sweet Betsy Trillium

    Posted by Carrie Hamiton on 26th Aug 2019

    This has an awesome color.

  • 5
    Sweet Betsy Trillium

    Posted by Bobbie Rosen on 22nd Aug 2019

    These are just beautiful.

  • 5
    Sweet Betsy Trillium

    Posted by Lou Partin on 15th Aug 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

  • 5
    Sweet Betsy Trillium

    Posted by Ginger Pepperton on 15th Aug 2019

    These are so remarkable. Got a lot of compliments on them. Very easy to grow and care for.

  • 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

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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.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Sweet Betsy Trillium - Trillium Cuneatum For Sale Affordable, Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

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.

This plant gets its common name because often have a sweet but faint fragrance (some say they smell like bananas). Additional common names include wood lily, toad trillium, toadshade and whippoorwill flower.

Once the flower is gone, it is replaced by berry-like seeds. The plant dies back to dormancy by mid summer.Sweet Betsy Trillium prefers a deep organic soil that is well drained.

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. Trillium cuneatum prefers to grow in rich soils mostly upland woods. Leaf mulch applied to plant is preferred, and done in the fall. 

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

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. Trillium cuneatum prefers to grow in rich soils mostly upland woods. Leaf mulch applied to plant is preferred, and done in the fall. 

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

Sweet Betsy Trillium
The Trillium cuneatum, commonly referred to as the wood lily or Sweet Betsy Trillium, is a member of the Melanthiaceae family that is frequently planted in wooded gardens and found throughout the Southeast of the United States. Frequently found native to Kentucky Woodlands and the forests of Georgia, The Sweet Betsy Trillium prefers heavily wooded and shaded area with a tall canopy of dense foliage to shield it from the sun. Ideal growing conditions are produced by USDA Growing Zones 5-8, and maximum heights reach 18 inches under the most optimal conditions. The Sweet Betsy Trillium's spread, however, is slightly smaller than it's height, with the spread ranging between 6 inches and 1 foot wide at full growth.

This plant grows best in nutrient-rich soils with adequate drainage in the area. Leaves are a grayish-green color and reach maximum lengths of 7 inches, although lengths between 3 inches and 5 inches are more common. The Sweet Betsy Trillium blooms fully in the later spring months of April and May, and it's blooms are large and colorful. These blooms feature several shades of orange that meld in to a greenish-yellow and red spectrum.

The Sweet Betsy Trillium is most commonly used as a border to plant in rock gardens and wooded gardens alike.