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Trillium "cuneatum" ? [USDA zone 5b - 7a]

These are flowering size or near flowering size rhizomes ready for planting. Plants will be sold potted in 3” - 4” plastic pots April - October. Plants will be sold bare root October – April. There are several antidotal reports of plants surviving near Toronto Canada.


This is a member of Subgenus Phyllantherum and is a member of the "cuneatum-complex". T. cuneatum is native to south central Kentucky, central Tennessee, western North Carolina, the northern half of Alabama and Mississippi, and northern Georgia. Plants are 8" - 15" tall. Typical of Trillium the stem terminates with 3 bracts (leaves). At the center of the leaves is where the flower forms. The sepals are medium green variously veined or blushed red. The petals are red-purple, red-brown, or yellow with red-purple bases. Petals stand upright with the tips often recurved.  Petals are 1½” – 3” long. The flowers smell very strongly of allspice or Calycanthus in bright sunlight.


These are produced from rhizome division, from plants originally obtained from south central Tennessee. The plants from central Tennessee represent several species, including 1-3 new undescribed species. Plants similar to T.freemanii” have flowered from these collections. Some of these are T. cuneatum. Some others may represent the similar other species. The first photograph is of a typical T. cuneatum, the second is of a bicolor T. cuneatum. The third represents something close to "T. fremanii ". The fourth represents yet another possible new species related to T. viridescens. All have flowered from plants from this source.

Trillium "cuneatum" ? [USDA zone 5b - 7a]

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