Trillium grandiflorum

Common name: Great White Trillium

Native plant

Trillium grandiflorum may be the most engaging and beautiful of the spring woodland flowers. The striking white almost glows when seen from a distance. Unfortunately, it has a short bloom time of about two weeks and then, like most of our woodland spring flowers, it starts to melt away and will usually be gone by summer. Great White Trillium is a beautiful plant, but it is not a plant for every yard or garden. It needs to be protected by high canopy trees and richer woodland soils. If you are in a former cornfield, it will likely be a costly one-time planting. 

Limited availability.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 3
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 18 (pints)

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site



Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
10 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
1 Feet

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