Trillium (Wood Lily) thrives in moist shady situations, where they make luxuriant foliage and produce their beautiful large three-petalled flowers.
Thriving in moist shade, Trillium ‘Cuneatum’ is a woodland jewel, perfect for enhancing potentially dingy areas of the garden. Sumptuous, burgundy-bronze blooms sit atop mottled, marbled foliage, offering decorative, weed-suppressing groundcover. ‘Trillium’ is derived from the Latin triplum (triple) due to the flowers being composed of three distinct petals and three bracts. This hardy perennial is native to the South-eastern United States where it grows in cove forests, flourishing in spring before the deciduous trees put on a full canopy. Commonly referred to as ‘Sweet Betsy’, Trillium are said to have a delightful, subtle scent of bananas.
Twinkling in shady corners of the garden, the broad, milky-white blooms of Trillium ‘Grandiflorum’ are set off beautifully by a backdrop of lush, ribbed foliage. ‘Trillium’ means ‘triple lily’, in reference to the petals, bracts and leaves being produced in distinct trios. Growing naturally in woodland environments, these hardy perennials relish moist, humus-rich soils in shade, making excellent companions to hellebores, snowdrops, and anemone nemerosa. ‘Grandiflorum’ takes some time to fully establish but you will be richly rewarded for your patience. This variety has earned itself a coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit for its reliability and robust nature.
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