Plenty of them, but small
Such a fantastic rare find and all came shipped sprouting! What incredible luck. I recommend this seller and to order in the early spring. I have my babies growing under a day light bulb indoors for now. Michigan is still up and down in temps so I want to be sure they are safe before planting.
Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Painted Trillium: Trillium undulatum is a Very Slow Growing Perennial.
Painted Trillium: Trillium undulatum is an endangered plant in most areas. The Painted Trillium is slow to reach blooming size. It could take up to 15 years in some cases. Also, if the flower is picked, this perennial goes into shock and could easily be another seven years before it flowers again. However, the advantage of this plant is that it can live up to 70 years.
Painted trillium loves mostly shade
Common Name: Painted Trillium
Sun Exposure: partial sun to full shade
Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 4-7
Mature Height: 8” to 18” tall
Spread: 12” wide
Spacing: 2 feet
Growth Rate: Perennial, slow-growing
Flowering Time: Early to late spring
How Long It Flowers: 3-4 weeks
Painted Trillium Loves Mostly Shade and is Flowering Beauties
The painted trillium consists of three large leaves. The blue-green leaves are about 2 to 4 inches long. From the leaves is a thin arching stock where the single flower blooms. The three petals of the flower have a wavy edge. At the base of the flower is an upside-down v that is pink to purple. In the fall, a seed-producing red berry appears. The leaves are edible, but the berry and root are not.
The Painted Trillium seeds are beautiful to ants and help spread this wildflower. They take the seed back to their nest and eat the fleshy meat. When they are finished with the seed, they dispose of it in another part of their nest. In this space, the seed is protected and able to germinate and grow.
This perennial likes moist soil but not wet. Painted trillium proliferates in rotted logs and trees in the forest. People use this plant for borders and ground cover for shady areas.