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Trillium cuneatum

Native Plants

Toad Trillium

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Toad trillium is among the most carefree and easy to grow trilliums for massing in the garden with its attractive upright flowers in early to mid-spring. The distinctive maroon, occasionally yellowish-green, 3-petaled flowers are borne on 1’ tall plants from late April through May. The mottled green leaves, reminiscent of the spots found on some toads, give this trillium its common name. Toad trillium performs best in well drained, alkaline to neutral soils in filtered to partial shade. Toad trillium combines well with Polystichum acrostichoides, Tiarella cordifolia, Rhododendron periclymenoides, Leucothoe fontanesiana, Uvularia grandiflora, Phlox divaricata, and many other spring woodland wildflowers.

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    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
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  • Flowering Period
    early-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable, alkaline 
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