PAINTED TRILLIUM, WAKE ROBIN Undulatum
Trillium undulatum is a perennial herbaceous plant. Flowering occurs from late April to the end of June. The single has three petals with wavy edges and a central red to reddish purple area at the base of the flower.
The natural range of Trillium undulatum extends Canada, to much of the united states.
Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
United States: Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.
As of October 2019, Trillium undulatum is globally secure. It is vulnerable (or worse) in at least seven U.S. states. In particular, it is endangered in both Ohio and Michigan.
The leaves should not be consumed by humans.
Type: Very hardy perennial
Height: 25 to 45 cm, 10-18"
Location: Part sun or part shade
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: Seeds should be planted outdoors in late summer or fall, so that they will benefit from the cool and fluctuating temperatures of winter. In spring they will sprout, so be sure to mark the location that you planted the seeds. Please note, these seeds cannot grow without this cold period, so patience is required, though they are well worth the wait!
If you would prefer to start your seeds indoors, they will require a pattern of warm and cold periods. Once you receive your seeds, plant them in a pot, just under the surface of the soil. Water, and place at room temperature for 1 month. The seeds will not grow yet. Then, place the container in a clear plastic bag, and label the seeds (note the seeds are poisonous if eaten). Place the pot in a refrigerator for 3 months. Then, bring the pot back to warmth (room temperature). The seeds should germinate within 3 months, though if no growth appears, the seeds can be returned to the fridge for a second cold period (3 months).