Trillium cuneatum

Trillium, Little Sweet Betsy

$ 19.95

Item #: 1506
Pot Size: 5 inch pot


Plant Description

Little Sweet Betsy, the largest of the eastern sessile Trilliums (up to 15” tall), has dark red/maroon flowers and beautiful mottled foliage and tends to form clumps. It occurs from southern Kentucky to Alabama and Mississippi west of the Appalachians. In rich, upland woods on limestone soils, it may grow by the thousands. This Trillium flowers before the others - mid-March here in Tennessee. Flower odor is slightly spicey. Ours are seed grown near Trillium luteum and may be hybrids, so flower colors may vary from maroon towards yellow. We ship trilliums only when dormant. They are much too fragile to ship once they have started to come up. All our trilliums are nursery propagated from seed and are at least 8 years old. Dormant shipping only.

 

Characteristics

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Size

5 inch pot

Height

12 to 24

 

Flower Color

Red, scarlet

Bloom Time

Mid spring

Spread

15in

Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

 

*Available only when dormant*