Prairie Trillium - Blooming Age Plants
- Prairie Trillium- Trillium recurvatum Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Full to Partial Shade Mature Height - 1-3' Mature Width- 6-12" Bloom Season – Spring (April-May) Gardener Status- Beginner
Prairie Trillium - Trillium recurvatum is a herbaceous perennial plant. It’s common name; Prairie Trillium is misleading because doesn’t grow in prairies, but in woodland areas. Because they are a woodland wildflower, Trillium prefer shade, they also prefer rich soils and do well planted with ferns. It’s important not to let young seedlings be crowded other plants or covered by too much leaf-matter. Prairie Trilliums, which have three mottled leaves and a purple flower, should be planted where they will stay because they are a clump-forming species, that spread through rhizomes. The plant's rhizomes which can be easily damaged when transplanted.
Prairie Trillium Produces Pretty Flowers. The Prairie Trillium is often seen growing in large. The flowers are around 2-4 inches across and will become a lovely shade of reddish-brown. They have three sepals and are smooth, dark and green. Each petal has six stamens and is triangular. The middle or central stem of this perennial is stout, tall and has no hair. This flower can grow almost anywhere including central and the middle part of the United States. They do best growing in areas with lots of shade or growing up under trees.
Trillium Recurvatum, Prairie Trillium likes shaded areas. These plants go dormant during summer. This plant likes moist well-drained soil. Trillium Recurvatum, Prairie Trillium Has some vulnerability to slugs and snails. It is also called the bloody butcher. Prairie Trillium works well as a ground cover. The plant will produce leaves that have patches or light green and dark green. Prairie will also give gorgeous flowers that will brighten any natural area or garden. Prairie Trillium likes moist soil conditions and can even grow good in well-drained soil conditions. The Prairie Trillium will make a great addition to a natural area and will look great under trees where nothing else will grow.