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Trillium - Shade preferred
Space bulbs 6" to 12" apart and cover with 1 to 2 inches of fertile, humus-rich soil in an area of part to dappled shade, as under deciduous trees or tall conifers. Light to medium bright shade is a must, as hot sun will burn flowers and Trillium will not flower well in deep shade. Bulbs are perfect for the edge of a woodland path, where their beauty can be enjoyed during a spring stroll. Bulbs prefer to be left undisturbed and can take several years before flowering, adding additional leaves each year until a blooming stalk appears, spreading slowly to form a clump. The bulbs in this package are large enough that they may bloom in a year or two, but it is not guaranteed. Be certain to mark their location when planting. During summer, foliage dies back to the ground, so you must be careful about aggressive plants nearby. Containers: 3 bulbs in a 4" pot using a good grade of potting soil. Do not cover bulbs with more than 2 inches of soil and keep evenly watered, not soggy. Transplant to garden when plants die back in late summer through early fall.
Sorry, Trilliums are NOT available this spring of 2012, please check back next year.
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base