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(WAKE ROBIN, WOOD LILIES)
This genus includes 30-50 species primarily distributed in Asia and North America. Mostly spring blooming and, with a few exceptions, deciduous woodland plants. They have underground rhizomes; some species develop a many-stemmed clump, others a dense colony. Whorls of foliage and solitary flowers in white, yellow, green, brown, rose or purple, occasionally bicoloured. After flowering, a fleshy berry is formed. Most species are long lived ornamentals. For optimum growth give them a deep, moist soil in bright, half or fully shaded conditions. They will, however grow in less than ideal conditions.
TRILLIUM cuneatum (Moist Packed)
Native to the eastern USA growing on upland slopes and in woods. This is a beautiful sessile trillium. Mottled grey-green foliage and maroon flowers. Only a few packs. Order early.
Seed is moist packed to preserve viability. Cold required.
12 seeds $5.00
TRILLIUM erectum (Moist Packed)
One of the most common Trilliums growing in rich woods throughout north eastern North America. The solitary, nodding flower rises on a stalk above a whorl of 3 broadly ovate, diamond-shaped leaves. The flowers are 2.5" wide with 3 petals, maroon or reddish-brown and 3 green sepals. Fruit is an oval, reddish berry. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Seed is moist packed to preserve viability.
20 seeds $5.00
TRILLIUM luteum (Moist Packed)
Yellow Wake Robin
The citrous-scented late-blooming Yellow Trillium has pale-green and yellow leaf-mottling on the whorled foliage. Yellow, strongly-upright flower petals in the center of the foliage. Native to rich woods of the American southeast but perfectly hardy to -40C. Very limited quantities. Order early.
Seed is ephemeral and sent out freshly collected and moist packed.
12 seeds $5.00
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