Trillium recurvatum

Red Trillium; Prairie Trillium

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Description

Native to the Midwest, red trillium—also called bloody butcher—is a woodland plant that is easy to grow in rich, well-drained soil in part to full shade. A spring bloomer, it produces leaves, petals, and sepals, all in groups of three, which emerge from underground rhizomes on stems 15 inches tall. The leaves resemble those of a hosta and the purplish brown flower petals resemble a claw. The plant is clump-forming and requires regular watering.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Partial Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Understory
Wildlife Interest
Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 9