Sweet White Wakerobin, Jeweled Wake Robin

Trillium simile

Family: Trilliaceae
Genus: Trillium (TRIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: simile (SIM-il-ee) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Louisville, Kentucky

Bucyrus, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 13, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Similar to and potentially confused with the more common T. grandiflorum, T. simile tends to have more triangular flowers and dark ovaries (not always). The flowers also are less ruffled (or not at all) and petals less overlapping than T. grandiflorum. It is restricted to a small area in the south-central Appalachian Mountains.

Neutral

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

It is a very attractive large species, often forming small clumps, with erect creamy-white flowers (normally) with a purple ovary. The flower is characteristically more funnel-shaped with the ends of the petals flaring sideways.

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