TRILLIUM UNDALATUM – WAKE ROBIN TRILLIUM
Wake Robin Trillium are typically found in wooded areas and seem to pop just out of nowhere. Sitting on top of one to two foot stem is a uniquely shaped delicate flower that seems delicate, but is far from it. More often than not this three petal flower is a dark purple that in particular lighting situation might even take on a reddish tint. However, sometimes you might run across a white variety of this flower. You will see the Wake Robin blooming in early spring and will often bloom all the way into the late summer months. It is a perennial, native to the northeast and eastern portions of the United States. One feature that makes it eligible to be planted in climate zones 3-9 is the fact that is can make it through the harsh northeast winters and all its elements. It is documented that this plant has survived temperatures down to negative 31 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only is this plant adaptable to temperatures, but it is also adaptable to different types of soil as well.
Trillium Erectum is more commonly known as wake-robin trillium. It is a species of flowers that is native to the easy and north-eastern parts of North America. It can weather extremely cold winters and can tolerate temperatures down to negative thirty-five degrees. It most commonly blooms during the spring, and an interesting characteristic of it is that its lifespan is synchronized with the life of the forest in which it resides. The plant’s height generally falls between 7 and 16 inches. The plants overall width is 12 inches wide. The colors of the plant’s flower is usually a dark reddish-purple, which is the reason the flower received its nickname, wake-robin, given to it for its resemblance to the bird during the flowers blooming period in the spring. Occasionally, the plant’s flowers will be white, and even more rarely, the flower will turn a pinkish-green. The plant can be found in zones 3 to 8.