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Growing Trilliums: Tips at a Glance

Trilliums, a wildflower native to shady, moist woodlands throughout the US (in growing zones 4-9), bloom in spring in shy, low-growing clumps. Make them happy in your garden by find a spot where they won't be disturbed and planting them i well-drained soil (a layer of leaf mulch will make them even happier).

  • Type Woodland wildflower
  • Lifespan Perennial
  • Growing Zones 4-9
  • Light Shade
  • Water Moist soil
  • When to Plant In flower
  • Design Tip Ground cover
  • Companions Ferns, Virginia bluebells
  • Peak Season April and May

Trilliums: A Field Guide

Nothing is more thrilling than seeing a trillium in the wild. The bad news is that these delicate spring wildflowers are disappearing from native woodlands across the United States. The good news is you can help save them by growing trilliums in your own garden.

Perennial in USDA growing zones 4 to 9, low-growing trilliums love shade, moist soil, and leaf mulch. If you have a spot like that in your garden—under a tree, perhaps?—you will be rewarded with flowers in April and May. After blooming, trilliums will go dormant and disappear until next spring.

Planting, Care & Design of Trilliums

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