- Latin Name - Trillium Luteum Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade - Full to Partial Shade Mature Height - 12-16" Mature Width- 12" Bloom Season - Mid to Late Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Southern Red Trillium - Trillium Sulcatum
The wildflower known as the southern red trillium is aptly named, as its brilliant red recurved trio of petals are a feast for the eyes contrasted with the average of three broad, green leaves behind it. Additionally, it is most definitely southern, originating in the Appalachian Mountains from around West Virginia all the way to Alabama. Growing to be about 20 to 30 inches tall, these plants grow best in shady or partially shady environments, blooming reasonably quickly in spring while typically going dormant in summer, leaving behind bright red berries. Growing them from seeds, however, can take several years before results are seen.
These flowers require moist, pH neutral to slightly acidic soil conditions to grow correctly, being found primarily near streams and other water sources in the wild. Despite this, they are remarkably adaptable and can deal with almost any soil type at least somewhat well, as well as variations in soil pH that make it more basic or acidic. The leaves of the southern red trillium are edible, with the typical cooking procedure being to boil and eat them as you would other types of greens. Raw leaves are also safe to consume, though they should always be washed before ingesting. When used in landscaping, they are often planted on the eastern or north-facing slopes to grow in clumps.
The red trillium root is usually found in damp wooded areas. This plant is part of the wildflower lily family, and it is considered an herb with three large leaves. The flower displays a dark reddish and sometimes brown color. The red trillium does not require full exposure to the sun, but it instead thrives under partial shade. The flowers stick out on top of lime green leaves. Its natural habitat is within rich forests that provide valuable moisture and shade. This wildflower is beautiful with the purple-maroon exterior, and it would be a perfect complementary addition to any garden. The Southern Red Trillium is gorgeous and bright when they are in bloom. They have beautiful red flowers that are made up of only three red petals and then has smaller green petals behind. They have beautiful green leaves, and the blooms show up against them. They prefer to be planted in moist and well-drained soils. These plants are easy to grow and maintain.
Southern Red Trillium