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Sweet Betsy Trillium

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SKU:
419
$14.99
Bloom Color
Red,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Fragrant Plants, Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Fragrant Plants, Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Fragrant Plants, Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,

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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

Sweet Betsy Trillium- Trillium Cuneatum

Sweet Betsy, also known as Trillium Cuneatum, is named for its alluring and unique banana scented flower. With a lovely purple, green, and yellow, this flower will make an impression on any spring garden. Trillium Cuneatum is a perennial plant meaning it grows for over two years. This lovely flower is an excellent investment for a long-term garden and will continue to bloom year after year. The Sweet Betsy grows from April to May and will grow in quite rich soils, most particularly limestone. This gorgeous plant is native to the Southeastern United States, including Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina. However, it is also successfully grown further North as well in full sun or part sunny conditions.

The Sweet Betsy Trillium, or sometimes called “little” Sweet Betsy plant takes two to five years to reach total growth and grows anywhere from 15-45 centimeters, or .5-1.5 feet tall.

The life cycle lasts approximately six to eight weeks and is best planted in late winter or early spring before the trees leaf out. The anatomy of the Sweet Betsy is unique in that it has three-parted flowers and is a simple above ground flower. Also, something else that makes this plant unlike others is the fact that the stem is just an extension of the leaves itself.

Sweet Betsy Trillium simplicity mixed with its uniqueness makes it a great delight to see in the springtime amongst fields of other spring perennials.

Other common nicknames for the Sweet Betsy Trillium are whip-poor-will flower, large toadshade, purple toadshade, and bloody butcher. This is because the flowers are commonly grown side by side in clumps, making for a combination of purple, green, and yellow additions to your garden. The Sweet Betsy is a spectacular sight in full bloom and an essential spring plant.

Sweet Betsy Trillium

 

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