Trillium simile

Trillium, Sweet White

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Pot Size: 5 inch pot

Plant Description

Trillium simile is limited in distribution in the wild, occurring only in moist, humus-rich soil, in several mountainous areas of the southern Appalachians often along stream banks. But where it is happy, there may be hundreds in glorious flower in mid-spring. It has a very beautiful, outward-facing, white stalked flower with a sweet fragrance like apples, and a dark purple-black ovary. This pleasant scent is the way you can tell it apart from the white form of stinking Benjamin. Sweet white trillium definitely needs good drainage! It often grows with Trillium vaseyi on very steep slopes. All our trilliums are nursery propagated from seed and are at least 8 years old. Dormant shipping only.



Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full shade, Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


5 inch pot


12 to 24


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8



*Available only when dormant*