Prairie Trillium

Trillium recurvatum

Perfect for moist clay soil, Prairie Trillium does best in light shade in a slightly damp setting. One of the earliest blooming trilliums, it features unique wine-red flowers atop beautiful large mottled leaves, and blooms at approximately the same …

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Plants Bare Root
1-4 $11.99 ea.
5-10 $10.99 ea.
11+ $9.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
39440-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1'
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Time Apr, May
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Rhizome

Perfect for moist clay soil, Prairie Trillium does best in light shade in a slightly damp setting. One of the earliest blooming trilliums, it features unique wine-red flowers atop beautiful large mottled leaves, and blooms at approximately the same time as Virginia Bluebells. Long-lived, this rare plant increases slowly by underground bulbs and can be divided every few years. All trilliums go dormant in summer so plant them with other woodland perennials to share and fill the space until they reappear the following spring. Trillium recurvatum is listed as endangered in Michigan.

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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.