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Sweet Betsy Trillium

 

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Sweet Betsy Trillium, aka Toadshade, is a perennial native wildflower that blooms during the spring. A small deep burgundy flower blooms from the center of the three main leaves. Leaf patterns vary, but include shades of forest green, light green, and silver that together resemble the coloring of a toad’s skin—hence the common name. A beautiful addition to woodland or shade gardens in zones 5-8. (Trillium cuneatum)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Fragrant
Fragrant
Native
Native
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Size Bag of 3
SKU AFLGK03

Plant Information

12-18" tall x 9-12" wide. Trillium cuneatum (Sweet Betsy Trillium, also known as Toadshade) is an easy-to-grow trillium that spreads via underground rhizomes. Plants do not take well to being moved once they’re established in the garden. They thrive in partial to full shade in rich, slightly moist, slightly acidic soils. When left alone they will form large colonies. Like many spring wildflowers, Toadshade Trillium will enter a dormant period during the mid to late summer during which the foliage will die back. If you must transplant or divide the colony, this is the time to do it. For best growth, mulch yearly with chopped leaves.

SKU AFLGK03
Common Name Toadshade Trillium, Wood Lily or Sweet Betsy
Botanical Name Trillium cuneatum
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Egg shaped green leaves with irregular gray-green blotches.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Fragrant, Native, Rock Gardens
Additional Information Flowers may vary in color from burgundy to yellow to orange to reddish-green
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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