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Trinity Flower

Trillium spp.

Also known as

Wood Lily, Birthroot, Wake Robin, Stinking Benjamin

Trillium grandiflorum pink1 by Eric Hill (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Trinity Flower Overview

    The genus Trillium consists of around 50 hardy, rhizomatous perennials with a characteristic 3-whorled arrangement of petals, sepals and leaves. Solitary, cup-shaped flowers often have 3 outer sepals that are reflexed backwards and 3 inner petals most commonly coloured pink or white. This genus suits moist soils, well-placed in a woodland garden and could also be planted in a shaded border or rockery. This genus is also known by the terms Trinity Flower, Wood Lily and Wake Robin.

    How to propagate Trinity Flower


    Propagation is by division after the foliage has died down in the summer.


    Seeds in the autumn.

    Other uses of Trinity Flower

    Excellent for woodland gardens.

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