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Trillium grandiflorum ‘Quicksilver’

Native Plants

Quicksilver Large-Flowered Trillium

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Summary

A Mt. Cuba Center Introduction. <em>Trillium grandiflorum</em> ‘Quicksilver’ is an vigorous clone of the species that can double in size as quickly as one year. Ornamentally, it is very similar to the species with peak flowering in early spring. Large-flowered trillium requires a shady spot with neutral soil that is rich in organic matter and does not completely dry out. This showy beauty combines well in naturalistic gardens with other woodland favorites such as Phlox divaricata, Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, and Iris cristata. ‘Quicksilver’ originated in the wild in north-eastern Pennsylvania in 1958. It was observed and evaluated in many sites for rapid increase in size and eventually introduced by Mt. Cuba Center in 1992.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    green