PNW woodland jewel. Gorgeous white three petaled flowers gradually transition from white to pink to wine purple. The sweet scent is similar to plum blossoms. Lovely mat rich green leaves. Co-evolved with our wacky BC coastal climate of rain drenched winters and tolerant of summer drought. Tubers usually sit deeply when established, but very shallow as seedlings. Will spread when happy.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: July 2023
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 45cm x 45cm
- Germination test type: hand sort
- Family: Liliaceae
How to germinate Trillium ovatum seeds:
Stratifying seed. Pre-treated with our Skookum Grow seed soak solution. Our spring sown Trillium seed typically germinates by late September. Stored in moist medium, its best to add a little more moist medium and keep in the side compartment of your fridge at 2-4C until you are ready to sow. When you are, sow seed 5mm deep with a thin layer of mulch. Sowing medium should be humus rich well draining and slightly acidic. Never let fall sprouting seedlings freeze. We keep our trillium pots in an unheated greenhouse over the winters and bloom time can be reduced by a year or two. Never give the kids strong hot sun and poor dry soils. Prefers dappled shade and cool locations.
We might send you dry stored seed if the weather or shipping conditions are not great to send hydrated seed.