Himalayan Trillium is a perennial herb Known only from scattered localities in the Himalayas, Bhutan, Nepal and China, at altitudes of 2700-4000 m. It is so distinct that it prompted a few to think of it as a separate genus TrillidiumCommon name:
deep red and green color.Bloom time:
April to MayHeight:
1.00 to 1.50 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Trilliums bloom early and become dormant by midsummer, yet with suitable growing conditions they are easy to care for and long-lived in the garden. In order for them to thrive in the home garden, you must mimic their native habitat by providing moist, well-draining soil enriched with organic matter.
These perennial wildflowers are ideal for shade gardens and wooded wildflower gardens. They make excellent companions for similar woodland wonders like crested iris, jack-in-the-pulpit, hosta, toad lily, and ferns. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
well-drained soil Water:
−35 °C (−31 °F).Fertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizer Care:
- Once established in the garden, trillium wildflowers require little maintenance or care.
- As long as they have been planted in a suitable location, you need only keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy.
- They may also require water in dry weather.
Fertilizer is not necessary as long as they have plenty of organic material or compost mixed into the soil.
- You can, however, renew this each year if desired.
A classic spring-blooming, woodland wildflower. Excellent when massed in a shaded woodland garden, naturalized area or wildflower garden.UseMedicinal use:
- Trillium is edible and medicinal, it has a long history of use by Native Americans.
- The young edible unfolding leaves are an excellent addition to salad tasting somewhat like sunflower seeds.
- The leaves can also be cooked as a pot herb
No serious insect or disease problems.