The small but wonderfully elegant Trillium rivale is one of those plants that never seems to stop fascinating up. So much smaller than its ;arguer relatives, dainty, delicate and rare in in its native habitat.
This is an interesting plant as it is not considered to be a true trillium, but as Pseudotrillium, and this is a little confusing. We treat it as a a trillium
Growing from a rhizome and flowering in spring the flowers are white flecked with a deep pink, some are pink flushed with deeper flecks. See Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart' pictured below
So this tiny treasure may seem to be one for collectors, hover we find it fairly hardy, growing in a shalier trough it does well. We are waiting patiently for it to multiply and fill the trough.
Trillium rivale Cultivation
Divide established clumps, or from seed. From seed, speed up the process by stratifying using cold 2 months, warm 1 month and cold 2month using the baggie method. seedlings need to be left undisturbed for 3-4 years after planting out.
Trillium rivale Care
Another species that seems to grow very happily in containers and troughs, a few named cultivars are aavailable including Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart, pictured right.
Trillium rivale Summary
- Dappled Shade
- Slightly Acidic soil
- Well drained
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