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.
This is a member of subgenus Trillium and part of the Trillium “erectum-complex”. T. sulcatum is native to mountainous areas of West Virginia, western Kentucky, northwestern North Carolina, western Virginia, central Tennessee, northern Alabama, and extreme northwestern Georgia.
Plants are 12” – 28” tall. At the center of the leaves is where the flower forms. As typical of subgenus Trillium the flower is produced on a stem (peduncle) that holds it above the leaves. The peduncle is 1” – 3” long and erect. The flower of T. sulcatum is held at a 90 degree angle. The sepals are green or green overlaid dark purple-red. The petals are dark purple-red. Flowers are 1” 2¼” across. Flowers are scentless or have a mild mushroom like scent.