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Purple Trillium

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$8.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun, Full Shade, Sun & Shade,
Exposure
Full Sun, Full Shade, Sun & Shade,
Exposure
Full Sun, Full Shade, Sun & Shade,
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens & Beds, Fragrant Plants,
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens & Beds, Fragrant Plants,
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens & Beds, Fragrant Plants,
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Reviews (6)

  • 5
    purple trillium

    Posted by Frank Thomas on 30th Aug 2019

    I love how they mix well with my other plants

  • 5
    Rich and bold

    Posted by Bobbie on 6th Apr 2017

    It is simply gorgeous

  • 5
    Nice plants

    Posted by Brenda on 6th Apr 2017

    Good hardy plants with strong roots and doing nicely in one season

  • 5
    Shows out

    Posted by Mada on 6th Apr 2017

    It definitely shows out and looks good

  • 5
    Nice rich color

    Posted by Deacon on 6th Apr 2017

    The colors are rich and nice, dark

  • 5
    Lovely

    Posted by Henry on 5th Apr 2017

    It is a lovely plant and has a nice color hue to it

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Purple Trillium a unique wildflower 

Purple Trillium -- Trillium erectum. Purple Trillium, a wildflower belonging to the lily family, is often found on forest floors and other areas of shade or minimal light. Purple Trillium is also commonly known by these names: Red Trillium, Stinking Benjamin, Purple Wakerobin, Beth Root and Wet Dog Trillium. An unpleasant odor is responsible for the nicknames "Stinking Benjamin" and "Wet Dog Trillium. As the name suggests, the trillium features three diamond-shaped petals on its single flower that rises on a long stem above the ground. The flower is set off by a whorl of three leaves just below the dark red petals. Mature plants reach between 10 and 18 inches high and can be found alone or in small groups. Flowers appear in spring, usually in April or May, and die back at the end of the summer. Once the flower has died, a single berry fruit will appear. Trillium seeds are spread by insects and mice which eat the fruit and distribute the seeds through their droppings.

Purple Trillium petals have noticeable sections, surface, edges that tend to bend or twist upward.

The map of veins that run through the leaves differ in color and add to the vibrant nature of the Purple Trillium. During the flowers’ offseason, they go dormant by late summer. However, during May, The Purple Trillium grows to its fullest outwardly rather than upwardly as many flowers do. In the process of growing into maturity, the dynamic color schemes are a sight to see. In growing within the foliage, the startling contrast of bright greenery and the purple, sunrise-colored flower is unique and sublime.
The magic of the Purple Trillium is in late spring it bears three white bracts, but as it grows older, it takes on a purple shade.
The subtle shift in colors makes them attractive for a garden. Though oddly, purple trilliums prefer a more shaded area to a super sunny spot. When planting them in it should be in pH neutral soil and has good drainage. In a garden where the flower thrives, they begin to form clusters of beauty that continue to grow if tended to properly. Do not be afraid to combine them with other ferns or flower varieties in your garden. The rainbow of colors will be worth it as the spectacular array of blooms still speaks of the loud, purple trillium.

Purple Trillium does excellent in moist and well-drained soils and partial and fully shaded conditions.

Trilliums grow best in shade or indirect sunlight. They require some sunlight for their first spring blooming, and they prefer ground that is not overly moist. Although hearty when grown alone, other invasive plants can crowd them out. Purple Trillium is Unique. Purple Trillium is a gorgeous plant and is a perennial so that it will grow back each year.  Purple Trillium has also been called Stinking Benjamin and Wake Robin. It will have a beautiful bloom which will have three purple petals. The purple trillium has varicolored leaves. It attracts butterflies. Trillium erectum, PurpleTrillium does not have any insect problems. This plant needs daily watering. The Purple Trillium blooms during the spring months, and when it does bloom, it produces a flower that is a deep vibrant purplish red color. The Purple Trillium plant is an excellent addition to any garden and would look fantastic with other flowers. They have a width spread of up to 18 inches. It has green stems and green leaves with a bright purple flower.

Purple Trillium