Yellow Trillium

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Delicate and bashful ephemerals, the Yellow Trillium plants (Trillium sessile 'Luteum') are gorgeous woodland rarities in the wild. But you can enjoy them in your garden and throughout the dappled shade! The unique blooms are solitary pointed petals that form a triangle and are backed by a green triangle of sepals. A single curious bloom floats atop a trio of broad, pointed green leaves. The silvery green and soft green two-tone foliage is a highlight of this plant for the remainder of the summer.

Trillium are classic forest wildflowers that thrive in the same conditions as Lady’s Slippers and Jack-in-the-Pulpits. Individual plants grow 12-18 inches tall and spread 12-24 inches wide at maturity. Loving rich, highly-organic locations where there is plenty of leaf litter and moisture. Blooming 2-3 weeks, eventually forming a fleshy, berry-like fruit in the summer that wildlife love to eat.

These tender perennial rhizomes bloom in the early spring and thrive throughout the USDA growing zones 3 through 9 and gradually colonizing small areas. Trillium are known by many names including Wake Robin, Bethroot, and Stinking Benjamin, and have been held in regard as old-world medicinals back in the day.

Planting and Application:

Yellow Trillium plants only bear a single, solitary flower per plant, so planting in groupings, swaths and en masse is essential to achieving the best display of these rare woodland gems! Wind a row throughout a shade garden, broadcast through a rich forest floor and shady glen, or along the moist footpaths of a heavily shaded backyard.

Plant in clusters along a stream bed or brook and in dappled shade meadows to gain the biggest impact! Early spring ephemerals with fall color, use these lovely specimens throughout bogs and Rain Gardens, along brooks and ponds edges, or create a woodland garden of shade wildflowers.

  • Three-Pointed Soft-Yellow Blooms
  • Set of Three Two-Tone Green Leaves
  • Spring Ephemerals
  • Birds & Mammals Eat the Fruit
  • Woodland Beds, Meadows & Shade Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Trillium is a tender perennial that spreads slowly by rhizomes in moist, humus-rich soil. Plant in any partial shade/part sun and prefer to be planted in well-drained and consistently moist soil. Mulch the soil well with 3-4 inches of arborist bark chips to hold in moisture.

  • Partial Shade
  • Consistent Moisture
  • Humus-Rich Soils
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Wear Gloves When Handling Roots & Fruit

Delicate woodland ephemerals, the unique Yellow Trillium are curious accents that add their special beauty to your shade gardens! Order quality bulbs today and will ship your order at the correct planting time for your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Yellow Trillium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Trillium sessile 'Luteum'
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant No
Spacing 12 - 18 inches