Painted Trillium

Trillium undulatum

The exquisite Painted Trillium bears a three-petaled white flower with wavy margins and a bright splash of reddish-pink at the center. The painted blooms are borne above a whorl of large oval leaves, slightly tinged with maroon, on an arching stem …

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Plants Bare Root
1-4 $13.99 ea.
5+ $11.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
39490-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Moist
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 18"
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Apr, May, June
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome

The exquisite Painted Trillium bears a three-petaled white flower with wavy margins and a bright splash of reddish-pink at the center. The painted blooms are borne above a whorl of large oval leaves, slightly tinged with maroon, on an arching stem.   

Rare or Endangered in parts of it’s range (Michigan, Ohio, New York and Kentucky) Painted Trillium is a common trillium of the Adirondack region, growing in northern hardwood and mixed conifer-hardwood forests, to high-elevation red spruce forests in the central Appalachian Mountains.

Performs best in full or mostly shade, in humus-rich, acid to neutral, moist, well-drained soil. Plants should be kept well watered during dry weather spells in spring and early summer. Mulch with leaves year round.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
We recommend planting ephemerals in early fall while the soil is still warm, or in early spring. Spring installations will have some time to develop before summer dormancy, but will not produce flowers the first year. An early fall planting allows the roots time to establish properly before winter, and gives the plants a stronger start the following spring. This woodland species appreciates a generous application of leaf mulch in the fall.