A Trillium Plant is a Cool Native Plant

A Trillium Plant is a Cool Native Plant

By Published May 15, 2016 Updated June 15, 2022

As a grower of an ethically propagated we strongly urge those who want to buy a native plant such as a Trillium plant to only patronize nurseries who propagate from nursery stock instead of wild collecting. Many wild Trillium Plants are a sight to behold not only in their Native plant habitat but also in the garden. Native to temperate regions of North America and Asia, these early spring-bloomers are easily recognized by their whorl of three leaves and showy flowers.

Populations are over harvested by poachers and the populations are under stress. The reason why many nurseries do not grow them in house is because it takes a very long time to grow out a Trillium Plant. Several years at least.

We now have nearly 10,000 trillium plants in production, from a variety of Native Plant species. We are serious Trillium propagators and have one of the largest collections of trilliums for sale in the U.S. Trilliums are spring ephemerals, whose yearly above ground life cycle occurs in just 6-8 weeks in early spring. They spend the rest of the year dormant.

When in flower, trillium can be easily divided into two groups, the sessile trilliums whose flower sits on top of the leaf, and the pedicillate trilliums, whose flower is attached to the leaf by a short stem. Both trillium are quite beautiful and worth collecting.

Like any woodland garden plant, trillium prefers partial shade, well-drained, well-composted soil and regular water. Try pairing Trilliums with another Native plant such as woodland phlox, cyclamen and lycoris.

Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh, North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and 2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time, but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials throughout our website...thank you for taking time to visit.

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