• Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Trillium luteum

birthroot bulbs

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This bulb dies back after flowering each year and enters a period of rest ahead of regrowth the following season.

  • Position: deep or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    These spring-flowering plants are sought after for their attractively mottled foliage and long-lasting, lemon-scented flowers, which are framed by a set of three slender sepals. They make a welcome sight when allowed to spread naturally in a woodland setting, or when dotted through the front of a partially shaded border.

    These plants are quite hard to grow, and they will usually take some time to become well-established. Therefore, they are better suited to either patient or more experienced gardeners.

  • Garden care: Plant rhizomes 5cm deep and 5cm apart in autumn. Once planted they are best left undisturbed so they can build up their numbers. Mulch in the autumn with a generous layer of leaf mould.
  • Humans/Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten
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