Sweet Betsy Trillium cuneatum
Sweet Betsy Trillium: Trillium cuneatum, or Sweet Betsy trillium, is a perennial spring wildflower. It is a native species to North America, originally from the shady wooded areas and forests of northeastern and north-central states.
If the plant seems familiar, but you can't quite place it, you may know it by one of several other names. Other common names include the following:
- Wood lily
- Toad trillium
- Whippoorwill flower
- Bloody Butcher
- Hugher's Trillium
- Large Toadshade
- Little Sweet Betsy
- Purple Toadshade
- Wood trillium
Regardless of what label you give this plant, it will make a lovely addition to your landscape.
Sweet Betsy Trillium Is a Lovely Shade Flower
Trillium cuneatum emerges from a robust root system, forming a sturdy, striped stem that will grow up to a foot high. Its unbranched, oval leaves measure three to seven inches long and silvery green with gray mottling, growing in sets of three whorls on the stem.
They grow in attractive clumps; over time, they will spread and form a carpeted effect.
The plant gets its name from the three-petalled flower, which forms atop the stem, just above the leaves. The flower petals are erect and slender and show off rich jewel tones of maroon, lavender, or purple. The blossoms appear in the early spring each year.
The flowers produce small berries that are not for human consumption. However, small mammals and birds will enjoy the harvest.
How to Grow Sweet Betsy Trillium
Trillium cuneatum is an excellent addition to a shade garden, shaded rock garden, or natural area in your landscape. The plant will perform well if you provide full or partial shade and add compost or woody organic matter in the spring.
Sweet Betsy also hosts pollinator species like bees, moths, and butterflies--all essential to the ecosystem of your yard.
Order Your Sweet Betsy Trillium From TN Nursery Today
TN Nursery grows Sweet Betsy Trillium at our facility in central TN. The cool nights and warm days produce vigorous, healthy bare-root plants. We dig our plants only upon ordering, guaranteeing fresh products. Please order today.
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This sweet looking perennials are so adorable complementing with few shrubs around my garden. One of my new purchases at TN nursery. They are perfectly packed and shipped with care. Thank you.
I am getting ready for springtime and purchasing these perennial selections in TN nursery was the best decision I made. Just got hold of my orders and many thanks everything is in good condition.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April