Trillium grandiflorum

Trillium, Great White

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Pot Size: bare root

Plant Description

Undoubtedly the best known, most widely grown, and maybe the most satisfying of all the species to grow, Trillium grandiflorum has a very large natural range over nearly the entire eastern United States and southern Canada down to the mountains of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. If you have ever been in the rich woods and coves of the southern Appalachians in mid to late spring, or in fertile woodlands of Michigan or Ohio, you have doubtless been struck by the incredible beauty of these plants growing in great abundance. Flowers are large, up to 6 inches across, and start out white then turn pink as they age. Mature plants may have many stems up to 15 inches tall but it takes some time to make a big clump. A big clump or many small ones is very beautiful. This plants beauty has also led to its demise, as it is probably the wildflower that is dug from the wild in the greatest numbers. Our's, however, have been 100% nursery propagated and have spent 5 or 6 years growing in nursery beds. Grow them in the shade of deciduous trees where they enjoy sunny days in the spring but then go dormant and rest in the shade for the rest of the year. They want good, humus-rich, limey soil and even moisture. Natural companions would be ferns, Celandine Poppy, Blue Phlox, Shooting Stars, Foamflower and many more. All our trilliums are nursery propagated from seed and are at least 8 years old. Dormant shipping only.



Showy Berry Fruit

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full shade, Mostly shady

Soil Condition


Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


5 inch pot


12 to 24


Flower Color

White/whitish, Pink

Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7



  * Available only when dormant *