Sabine River Wakerobin
Trillium gracile

Family: Trilliaceae
Genus: Trillium (TRIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: gracile (GRASS-uhl) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Coushatta, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 1, 2013, cowpea123 from Coushatta, LA wrote:

A great little trillium in my area. Easy to grow.

Neutral

On Nov 23, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

It has a narrow distribution in western Louisiana and eastern Texas but is morphologically not particularly easy to distinguish from its nearest neighbors, T ludovicianum and T foetidissimum. There seems to be less variation in flower color, generally a brownish-maroon, but, highly characteristically, it does flower several weeks later than these species, often coming into flower when they are already well past their best.