The wake robin, or Trillium erectum, is an easy native wildflower for the spring garden…despite any thought to the contrary that trilliums are finicky. When I came to my property 20 years ago, there were two of these growing under the front porch (true). I rescued them, teased apart the knobby bulb-like structures that they grow from, and today I have hundreds. Well, I have divided a few more times since, but you get the idea: prolific. Site them under deciduous shrubs and trees (not porches). I see that Digging Dog (in my Sources list) has a white-flowered form. I haven’t located a source for the red among nurseries I know, but have seen it at my local garden center among the shade plants.
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