PLANT BASE

Trillium erectum

Red trillium

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-7
0.5-1'
0.5-1'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Red Wakerobin, Stinking Benjamin, Wet Dog Trillium, Wet Dog Wakerobin, Purple Trillium, Purple Wakerobin

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
March-May
Violet/ pinkish
Spring bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Acidic
Soil Preference
Rich, well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Rich woods
Eastern North America, south to Georgia, West to Alabama to Illinois
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Virginia blue bells,Creeping phlox,Wild blue phlox
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Plant these and other spring ephemerals in early spring or early fall

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