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Trillium grandiflorum (Snowy White)

The Trillium is a sure sign that spring has settled in, these demure treasures are at home in cool woodland settings. The Trillium is a simple, graceful perennial that is one of the most familiar and beloved of the spring woodland wildflowers. Leaves, petals, and sepals of all trilliums come in groups of three. Native to eastern North America. Snowy White Trillium is found growing in open woodlands and protected hillsides. Long-lived and trouble-free with unusual three-petaled flowers.

After pollination, the flowers begin to change color from white to shades of pink. Over time it will become a naturalized groundcover. Don’t cut leaves back while they are green as they are needed for root establishment. Soon after their enchanting flowers fade, the handsome foliage disappears as well. Trilliums are long-lived, prefer humus-rich soil with ample moisture, and make admirable companions for Toad Lilies, and ferns.

All of our woodland plants grow naturally on rich, moist forest floors and are perfectly suited for your garden. Add them to an existing wooded area or create your own woodland garden. Dappled shade and humus-rich soil provide perfect growing conditions.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
NF440BAG Trillium grandiflorum (Snowy White) 25 out of stock $48.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Trillium grandiflorum (Snowy White)
Common Name White or Snow Trillium, Wake Robin
Family Liliaceae
Size #1
Height 12-18"
Spacing 12-18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Partial shade to full shade
Foliage Green
Flower White
Bloomtime April - May

General Information +

General Characteristics: This is the quintessential native woodland plant. 'Snowy White' promises a sparkling display of three-petaled flowers. Snowy or Snow Trillium (T. grandiflorum) is also called White Wake-robin, Grand Trillium, Great Flowered Trillium, Large-flowered Wake-robin, or Wood Lily. The flowers are generally two to three inches across, but sometimes bigger. The petals are usually pointed but occasionally rather rounded. Wavy-edged curved back at the tips and blushing a rosy hue as they wane, the regal blooms garnish attractive green foliage that easily carpets a cool, shady spot. All trilliums have three leaves per stem, & three petals per flower. Leaves have the same variation though most commonly pointed. A classic spring-blooming, woodland wildflower. Excellent when massed in a shaded woodland garden, naturalized area or wildflower garden. Mixes well with other spring wildflowers and ferns. Not recommended for the perennial border.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. If any roots seem tightly bound, loosen before planting. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the roots meet the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. Trillium performs best in acidic soil with a low pH. This soil occurs naturally where there is a lot of leaf litter to form it. Easily grown in rich, humusy, medium wet, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Needs regular watering. This Rhizomatous plant that is difficult to propagate from seed.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. This flower does not transplant well and should not be dug in the wild.