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Giant Wakerobin Trillium chloropetalum

 

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Giant Wakerobin
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Alternate name: Wakerobin

Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family



Description Starting with a single stalk, this clump-forming trillium may eventually bear several 12-20 in. stems. Leaves, in whorls of three, are often mottled with dark blotches. Large, showy, solitary, three-parted flowers rise directly out of the leaves. Color varies from red through yellow-green to white.


Flower March - June


Flower March - June


Habitat Moist, brushy or wooded slopes.


Range Pierce County, Washington, and Willamette Valley, Oregon, south to the n. Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges of c. California.


Discussion This trillium is considered "not commercially viable" since it takes as long as 5 years to produce plants of flowering size. One should verify that a nursery offering this plant has indeed propagated it and not dug it from the wild.


Comments This trillium is considered "not commercially viable" since it takes as long as 5 years to produce plants of flowering size. One should verify that a nursery offering this plant has indeed propagated it and not dug it from the wild.


Exposure Preference Shade to partial shade.


Native Distribution Pierce County, Washington & Willamette V., Oregon, s. to the n. Sierras & Coastal Ranges of c. California


Site Preference Moist, brushy or wooded slopes


Soil Preference Deep, rich, moist, well-drained soils. pH 4.5-6.5.


 

 

 

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