Red Trillium

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Trillium Erectum - Red Trillium is very bright when in bloom. It has a gorgeous red bloom, and they appear during the spring. It grows best in climate zones 3-8 and thrives in moist soil.

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Red Trillium

Red Trillium - Trillium Erectum. The perennial Red Trillium grows 6-18 inches tall. The plant has broad, ovate, green leaves. 1-4 inches above the leaves is a three-petal crimson or pink flower. The bloom time is April, May, and June. Red Trillium grows well in wooded areas with partial shade. However, it must have plenty of sun in early spring. It requires moist, acidic, humus-rich soil. After the flower petals wither, a berry-like fruit will appear that attracts birds and mammals. New plants grow from these seeds. In gardens, plant the Red Trillium in wooded, shady areas with moist soil.

The red trillium (also known as purple trillium, or wake-robin), is an incredibly stunning flower. It blooms with three green leaves, and three dark red, almost maroon, petals. They are a favorite among wildflower gardeners. These flowers are relatively easy to grow, as all they need is fertile soil and most shade. They are also very tolerant of acid or alkaline soils. These plants are usually planted in the fall, to bloom in mid to late spring. They are also great at keeping deer away. They will be the perfect flower to add to your garden. Red Trillium Blooms April through June. Red Trillium is a gorgeous flower when in bloom. Red Trillium will bloom from April all the way through June. It will thrive in moist and well-drained soil conditions. The Trillium erectum, Red Trillium has a very disagreeable smell. But it makes up for it in its beauty. Flies pollinate it. The Trillium erectum, Red Trillium has three leaves that are bent backward. This plant is excellent for naturalizing. Trillium erectum, Red Trillium tolerates wet soil. Red Trillium is an attractive perennial. It will bring life and a burst of color to a garden or natural area. When in bloom it will give beautiful flowers that will be from red to burgundy in color. The leaves on the Red Trillium will be a gorgeous green. It can grow to be as tall as 24 inches and will usually bloom from April through June. Red Trillium prefers soils that are moist and are well-drained. It will also do great in fully shaded areas and partially shaded areas.

The Native Americans have used red Trillium for many years.  It is often used as an antiseptic or diuretic.  The roots can be boiled and used to prevent diarrhea.  If made into an ointment it can help with swelling and reduce inflammation and helps with arthritis and sore joints. Red Trilliums, when they flower, typically exhibit a range in color from brick red to dark burgundy. The Red Trillium grows with three leaves on the mature plant with three petals and three sepals sprouting from the middle of the flower. Both the leaves and the petals are triangular shaped with the broader part closest to the center of the flower. The leaves are bright green, and the flower is a beige color that looks almost white.  They are safe to plant in areas where deer frequent, and their golden color and soft fragrance can serve to attract butterflies. These beautiful Red Trillium plants are so gorgeous that they have invited many different names, such as the wake-robin and stinking Benjamin. Red Trillium is a perennial plant and should flower in your garden year after year.  Found in the moist woods east of the Mississippi River from southern Canada to the northern border of Florida, Red Trillium (Trillium erectum L.) is an unbranched, rhizomatous herb. Its leaves grow in a single whorl of three beneath its one, and only, nodding flower. The red trillium plant grows about eight to 16 inches high while the leaves can be up to seven inches long. Its bright maroon or reddish brown flower is about two and a half to three inches wide. The flowers bloom from April through June. The roots of red trillium were used as an aid in childbirth in non-traditional medicine. Native Americans also used it to induce delivery, assist in labor, and to help with menstrual disorders. A poultice applied to treat tumors, inflammation, and ulcers were made from the entire plant.

Red Trillium


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