These pretty native woodland flowers have three large leaves topped by a flower with three large white petals. If well-suited to the site, they'll spread readily, making them an ideal choice for naturalistic plantings in wooded areas or under a cluster of trees. They bloom mid-spring and do best in cool, moist conditions.


5 to 8

Soil and Light

Rich, moist soils; partial to full shade.


Plant established plants in spring in all zones or in fall in Zones 7 and 8. Space 10 to 12 inches, working in plenty of compost.

Special Helps

Mulch generously with compost once or twice every year. Likes neutral to acidic soils. Provide ample water and keep weeded, even in naturalistic areas.