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Trillium erectum (Wood Lilly, Trillium)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Trillium erectum:

  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Trillium erectum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Trillium erectum:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting

View all the plants listed in Genus Trillium

View other herbaceous flowers with white flowers, or herbaceous flowers with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Trilium, Trileum, Trilleum

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