- Pink Trillium Trillium Hardy Planting Zones - 4-9 Sun or Shade - Part sun, shade Mature Height - Under 6" to over 3' Mature Width - 4-12" Bloom Season - Spring Gardener Status - Beginner
Pink Trillium – Trillium grandiflorum.
Pink Trillium – Trillium grandiflorum. The Trillium can be identified by its light pink, a three-petaled flower that has wavy edges and is surrounded by bright green leaves. It blossoms in early spring and lasts through the summer. The Pink Trillium is common in woodland regions throughout Canada and the United States. Its bright pink appearance is popular for gardeners and can cultivate in neutral, moist soil. Although the flowers fall in the summer, the bright green leaves make the Pink Trillium a perfect background for other plants and flowers throughout the fall and winter months.
The flower size can range from between 2 and 4 inches across. The flowering time for this perennial is early in the spring to mid-summer. The flowers always start out as light pink and then will turn a darker color with age. The pink trillium has a lovely color that is like no other. The color is a soft pink, resembling that of a newborn baby.
In the wild, this plant creates a colony by relying on ants to carry its seeds, which is called myrmecochory. Do keep in mind that this plant attracts white-tailed deer; it’s one of their favorite foods! The flowers are large, and they stand out from a crowd of plants. It’s also exciting to know that this plant received an award from the Royal Horticultural Society called the Award of Garden Merit for its appeal.
If you’re from Ohio, you’d be happy to know as well that this is your state wildflower as of 1983. The reasoning for this was that it’s found in all 88 counties in the state of Ohio, is easy to identify due to it’s three white & wavy shaped flower petals, and it’s not currently endangered.
It’s a very simple looking flower that has the aura of grace, and its petal is exceptionally delicate and soft to the touch. Pink Trillium flowers are enormous, so you won’t miss them when they decide to present themselves.
This plant has white blooms. It blooms from April to June.this plant is excellent for naturalizing. Trillium Grandiflorum, Trillium has no insect problems except for snails and slugs. This plant is commonly called wood lily.
Trillium comes from a family that is home to over 30 different kinds of trillium. Each one looks the same except for one crucial factor being the color of its bloom. This plant has a fragrant bloom which is light pink with a white or red center and attracts many birds, bees or hummingbirds. The flower is made up of 3 sepals, and each one has 3-6 petals. Deer love this plant in the fall months before the blooms fall off. It is a hardy and nutritious plant to many animals. There are many different kinds of trilliums, pink trillium, painted trillium, red trillium, and blue trillium to name a few.
Pink Trillium does go by additional names including White Trillium, great white trillium, large-flowered trillium, Triple Blanc or White Wake Robin. No matter what you decide to call it, this beautiful herbaceous perennial is native to Eastern North America and is a favorite of gardeners. Out in nature, this plant is observed to be in high lands with fertile soil. It is especially thriving in the Appalachian Mountains.
It’s effortless to identify due to its three petals that create the flower. You can expect these flowers to pop open between spring and early summer. This plants entire life cycle is entirely dependent on the deciduous woodland it lives in. Be mindful of planting these gorgeous blooms under trees or in the shady parts of rocks as they don’t like full sun exposure.