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Trillium luteum

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Yellow Trillium

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Striking yellow, three-petaled flowers, borne atop mottled grayish-green to blue-green leaves, makes yellow trillium (Trillium luteum) an especially attractive perennial. Yellow trillium is among the easiest of all trilliums to grow and thrives in filtered shade, well-drained, and neutral to alkaline soils. It grows up to 16” tall where adequate moisture and nutrients are present. In addition, yellow trillium has a very pleasant lemony scent unlike its close relative, wedge-petal trillium (Trillium cuneatum). Yellow trillium is an excellent companion when naturalized with woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata), large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora), northern barren strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides), large yellow lady’s slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var.pubescens), and northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum). Zones 4-8. 

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