Native to woodland areas of the region, trillium loves the shade and offers beautiful blooms in shades of white, yellow, or maroon. These low-maintenance perennials can even be found growing wild in your backyard. Some have variegated foliage for extra interest.
Note: Trilliums tend to go dormant in midsummer.
Plant Name: Trillium species
Growing Conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil
Size: To 16 inches tall and wide
Grow It With: Groundcovers such as lamium. That way you won't be left with empty gaps in your garden when the trilliums go dormant.
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