Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Toadshade, Little Sweet Betsy, Whippoorwill Flower

Toadshade, Little Sweet Betsy, Whippoorwill Flower

Trillium cuneatum

Shade, medium moisture level, humus-rich soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  12-15 inches height, blooms in early spring, dark red or maroon flowers, spreads very gradually if left undisturbed.

Germination Code:  F

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Flowers are showy and lightly fragrant.  Foliage will usually die to the ground by mid-summer, especially if the soil is allowed to dry out.  New rhizomes require 7 years before they contain enough food to support a blooming stalk.

flower;shade;medium;loam

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