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botanical name:
Trillium erectum
Trillium erectum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Birth root, Stinking Benjamin
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Vigorous, clump forming perennial with upright stems of large, stalkless, broadly ovate mid-green leaves. Stalked, deep red-purple, occasionally white or yellow flowers in spring.

Needs a damp woodland type situation with humus rich soil to thrive.

Woodland gardens.

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