WildThings Rescue Nursery Native Plants with purpose
An uncommon Trillium that is only native in 3 states, (Alabama, Georgia & Alabama), where it is ranked as "Critically Imperiled"
Has the appearance of no stem, but it's actually horizontal under the leaves.
Slow to propagate.
Some variation in flower form here...(bloom age also playing it's part)
A slow growing and slow to multiply Trillium, but a favorite treasure of mine for it's dark pnk color and the exquisite form of the flower.
Trillium are larval hosts for 2 Moths, The Black Patched Clepsis & the American Angle Shades.
The most stunning foliage of any Trillium grown here in the gardens.
(Very slow to multiply)
And the most Southerly Trillium I grow.
Trillium Gallery (Page 1)
Spring is a magical time in the Woodland Gardens here.
You are welcome to walk through the gardens during business hours to experience it for yourself!
In the meantime...a few candids.
*Most of these are not for sale.
We do always have several Trillium species for sale in the nursery.
Typically those species are T. grandiflorum and T. erectum, our locally indigenous Trillium.
When there is an abundance of some of the other species, I will pot up a few here & there for the nursery.
Trillium cuneatum (Toad Shade or Sweet Betsy)
This is probably the most vigorous grower here in the gardens.
They get huge, and multiply rapidly.
Also an extremely variable species,
with many different leaf patterns & different shades of red...even occasionally throwing off a yellow bloom.
*You will see all of my Trillium colonies in the gardens caged now...as they are top of the White-tailed Deer Candy List.
This is the only way I can grow them here.
and all the naturally occurring hybrids here in the gardens.
Pollinators are typically small flies, as its bloom has the fragrance of wet dog.
Seeds are distributed by ants, (who love the tasty bit of pulp at the end of each seed).
The pulp is eaten & then the seed is discarded throughout the gardens,
so one never knows where, (or what color), an offspring may show up.