Southern Nodding Trillium, Ill-Scented Wakerobin
Trillium rugelii

Family: Trilliaceae
Genus: Trillium (TRIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: rugelii (roo-GEL-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama (2 reports)

Auburn, Alabama

Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 2, 2010, hymenocallis from Auburn, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This trillium is also endemic to Alabama and is one beautiful plant.

Neutral

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

Endemic to Tennessee, USA, this trillium is now regarded as rather rare and endangered in the wild. However, it is becoming more common in cultivation.
Zones 5-9

Positive

On Mar 19, 2004, Tiarella from Tunnel Hill, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I'm not sure why this plant is labeled "ill-scented" as it has a fruity scent to me - like mangoes.

This is a tall robust variety of trillium that carries the flower below the leaves. It usually has dark purple ovary and stamens though sometimes the ovary is white.