White Trillium
The white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), also known as the wake-robin and the white lily, was officially adopted as Ontario’s floral emblem in 1937. The white trillium blooms in late April and May. The blooms are very sensitive to light, and the white flowers usually bend toward the sun as it moves across the sky. Contrary...
Botanical Name: Trillium grandiflorum
Nom Français: Trille blanc, trille à grande fleur


Bloom colour: White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Mammals
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cms)
Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Deciduous woods
Water requirement: Medium to moist


Trilliums bloom early and become dormant by midsummer, yet with suitable growing conditions they are easy to care for and long-lived in the garden. In order for them to thrive in the home garden, you must mimic their native habitat by providing moist, well-draining soil enriched with organic matter.




The young shoots may be boiled and eaten as a vegetable. It is best not to eat the fruit, however.
Edible | Medicinal | Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Hepatica, epimedium, erythroniums, primula, cyclamen, dicentra, sanguinaria and arisaema



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