- Beige Trillium - Trillium Erectum Hardy Planting Zones - 3-7 Sun or Shade - Partial and Full Shade Mature Height - 24" Mature Width - 20" Bloom Season - Spring (April to June) Gardener Status - Beginner
TRILLIUM OVATUM - BEIGE TRILLIUM
Beige Trillium - Trillium Ovatum
Beige Trillium has bright leaves and beige petals. They attract deer, butterflies, squirrels, and other wildlife with their lemon-like fragrance. These plants require little care and need no fertilizer to grow. They grow best in partial or full shade and can reach a height of 24 inches and a width of 20 inches at maturity. They generally bloom between April and June. Beyond their beauty, Beige Trillium has many medicinal qualities. The plant is edible and has been known to be used as an antiseptic and diuretic. The roots can be used to treat diarrhea.
Beige Trillium can also be used to relieve swelling, and even treat aching joints. Beige Trillium will be an off-white to beige color with a yellow center, and the bloom time is April through June. Each bloom will have 3 petals and will help to attract deer, butterflies, birds, and squirrels. Although, the flowers are not bright and showy in garden beds. This plant will do great in partial to fully shaded areas with well-drained moist soil. It will also have a great fragrance while in bloom. This plant will spread with underground rhizomes, and the seeds are also spread by ants as well. The elaiosome on the seed's attractants who collect them and carry them to other locations, but sometimes beetles may eat the elaiosome off the seeds, and the ants are no longer attracted to them. It is also called Wakerobin, Tri flower, Birthwort, or Birthroot. Traditionally this plant is used for a uterine stimulant and is similar to oxytocin in the way it induces labor, and helps to control hemorrhage postpartum, hence the common name Birthwort. This perennial has many different uses ranging from food to medicinal uses which makes it a great addition to your yard, gardening area, or landscape project.