Prairie Trillium

 - Trillium recurvatum

Light: Partial, Shade
Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Medium, Moist
Height: 1'
Blooms: Apr, May
Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7
Color: Red
Spacing: 1'
Root: Rhizome

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Perfect for moist clay soil, Trillium recurvatum does best in light shade, in slightly damp heavy soil. This is one of the earliest blooming trilliums. In addition to its wine-red flowers, which bloom at approximately the same time as Virginia Bluebells, Prairie Trillium has beautiful large mottled leaves. 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. Prairie trillium has been listed as endangered in Michigan.

Planting Tips: 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.

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