Yellow trillium (Trillium luteum), like all members of its species, belong to the lily family and grow from an underground rhizome. It blooms from mid to late spring, generally from April to May in parts of eastern Canada and the southeastern United States. The plant can grow to about fourteen inches tall and produces twisted yellow blooms that have a faint lemon scent. The plant has three leaves that are mottled in appearance and range in color from light green to dark green with hints of silver. Best suited to woodlands or other heavily shaded areas, these flowering plants go dormant during the summer months, so could be planted alongside perennials that bloom in mid to late summer without any issues.
The late summer months, when the plants are dormant, is the best time to propagate by carefully dividing them. Otherwise, they are self-seeders (with the help of ants to carry their seeds), much like other varieties in the species. These plants are not overly vulnerable to disease or pests, but care should be taken to keep slugs and snails away, and periodically inspect for rust colored fungal spots. They prefer moist, fertile, well-drained soil similar to their native forest floor habitat. This effect can be achieved by mulching once a year with the rich organic matter.
This flower usually has three green leaves spotted with silver. It has a pretty yellow bloom in the center. It is also deer resistant, and self-multiplies. This perennial falls within the sessile group and typically flowers in mid Spring.Trillium luteum.
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USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
usually grows best in partial sun/shade
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