Great white trillium is a staple of spring in New England forests, this humble perennial, with wavey white petals, is one of the most familiar wildflowers, and a cherished plant in the woodland garden. While it prefers rich, humusy, moist, well-drained soil, it can be grown in drier sites, but it is recommended to water regularly
Part shade to full shade. Spreads by rhizomes, slow to grow from seed.
Specific epithet means large-flowered
Trillium genus means ‘triple lily’ which references the fact that all the parts of the plant occur in threes.
A good choice for woodland gardens, rich, moist, and shade locations, nice in border plantings
Occasional slugs and snails