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Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum (Pink Trillium)

Pink Trillium, Rose-colored Wake-Robin

Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum, Pink Trillium, Rose-colored Wake-Robin
Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum, Pink Trillium, Rose-colored Wake-Robin

Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum (Pink Trillium) is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial boasting large, solitary, clear pink flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), in late spring and early summer. The blossoms are presented wide open above a mound of dark green leaves. Long-lasting, they fade as they age. Easy to grow, this charming Trillium is a lovely choice for wildflower gardens or woodland gardens, where it will carpet the ground, regaling those who view it.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm). Will spread gradually by seed if left undisturbed.
  • Performs best in part shade or full shade, in deep, humus-rich, acid to neutral, moist, well-drained soils. Mulch in fall with leaves.
  • Excellent when massed in shaded beds and borders, underplanting shrubs or roses.
  • Because trilliums go dormant by midsummer, pair them with other shade-loving perennials that will look good the rest of the gardening season and share their place until they reappear the following spring.
  • Generally disease free, this plant requires little maintenance. Watch out for slugs and snails.
  • The best time for planting is late summer or early fall as it gives the rhizomes time to establish good root systems before the following growing season.
  • Propagate by seed in pots in a shady cold frame as soon as seed is ripe; takes 5-7 years to reach flowering size. Propagate rhizomes by division after flowering
  • Native to eastern North America

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 3 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Melanthiaceae
Genus Trillium
Common names Wake Robin
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Trillium ovatum (Western Trillium)
Trillium erectum (Red Trillium)
Trillium grandiflorum (White Trillium)
Trillium recurvatum (Prairie Trillium)
Trillium sessile (Toadshade)
Trillium kurabayashii (Giant Purple Wakerobin)

Recommended Companion Plants

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted Lady Fern)
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ (Barrenwort)
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘Brunette’ (Baneberry)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 3 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Melanthiaceae
Genus Trillium
Common names Wake Robin
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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