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Trillium cernuum
NODDING TRILLIUM

SKU: 1873-003
Regular price 11.99
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Trillium cernuum is a North American native hardy perennial. Cernuum means "drooping, curving forwards, facing downwards", a distinctive habit of its flower. It is commonly called nodding trillium, nodding wakerobin, northern nodding trillium, or whip-poor-will flower.

The range of Trillium cernuum extends across Canada, from Saskatchewan in the west to Newfoundland in the east, and as far south as northern Virginia in the mid-Atlantic United States. The species is known to occur in the following provinces, states, and territories:

Canada: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan

United States: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Other: Saint Pierre and Miquelon

At the southern end of its range, T. cernuum grows in rich, cool, moist to swampy deciduous woods, and along shrubby stream banks and pond edges of deep forests. In Michigan, it also occurs along streams and swamps, but in conifer-hardwood forests. In its northern range, it occurs in dryer (although still moist), upland deciduous-coniferous woods.

The leaves contain calcium oxalate crystals and crystal raphide, and should not be consumed by humans.

Very limited supply.

Type: Very hardy perennial

Height: 12"

Location: Shade or part shade

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Seeds per pack: 3

Availability: These seeds are available for a very limited time. If these seeds are showing out of stock, we strongly recommend joining our wait list, as these seeds have a very shorty viability window (so we don't offer them for very long) and this helps ensure you get the freshest seeds possible! If they are available, they will only be available for a short time.

Germination: Start these seeds right away for best germination rates. These seeds need a series of cold periods to break dormancy. Keep the seeds moist for this entire time. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water in. First keep them at room temperature for 3-4 weeks. This helps break the phytohormones which inhibit germination.  Then cover them with plastic to retain moisture, and then place in a fridge for 6-8 weeks. Then bring them to a cool room (+5 to +12°C, 41 to 54°F) for 4 weeks. They will not likely be growing yet. If they are not growing they will need a second cold period, cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for another 6 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the cold-moist stratification period they are then brought back to a cool (15C, 59F) room for them to germinate. Germination is in 30-90 days after the warming period, sometimes longer.

Trillium cernuum
NODDING TRILLIUM

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Description

Trillium cernuum is a North American native hardy perennial. Cernuum means "drooping, curving forwards, facing downwards", a distinctive habit of its flower. It is commonly called nodding trillium, nodding wakerobin, northern nodding trillium, or whip-poor-will flower.

The range of Trillium cernuum extends across Canada, from Saskatchewan in the west to Newfoundland in the east, and as far south as northern Virginia in the mid-Atlantic United States. The species is known to occur in the following provinces, states, and territories:

Canada: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan

United States: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Other: Saint Pierre and Miquelon

At the southern end of its range, T. cernuum grows in rich, cool, moist to swampy deciduous woods, and along shrubby stream banks and pond edges of deep forests. In Michigan, it also occurs along streams and swamps, but in conifer-hardwood forests. In its northern range, it occurs in dryer (although still moist), upland deciduous-coniferous woods.

The leaves contain calcium oxalate crystals and crystal raphide, and should not be consumed by humans.

Very limited supply.

Type: Very hardy perennial

Height: 12"

Location: Shade or part shade

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Seeds per pack: 3

Availability: These seeds are available for a very limited time. If these seeds are showing out of stock, we strongly recommend joining our wait list, as these seeds have a very shorty viability window (so we don't offer them for very long) and this helps ensure you get the freshest seeds possible! If they are available, they will only be available for a short time.

Germination: Start these seeds right away for best germination rates. These seeds need a series of cold periods to break dormancy. Keep the seeds moist for this entire time. Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water in. First keep them at room temperature for 3-4 weeks. This helps break the phytohormones which inhibit germination.  Then cover them with plastic to retain moisture, and then place in a fridge for 6-8 weeks. Then bring them to a cool room (+5 to +12°C, 41 to 54°F) for 4 weeks. They will not likely be growing yet. If they are not growing they will need a second cold period, cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for another 6 weeks. Be sure they stay moist. After the cold-moist stratification period they are then brought back to a cool (15C, 59F) room for them to germinate. Germination is in 30-90 days after the warming period, sometimes longer.