Catesbaei: Mid-sized trillium with nodding
pinkish blooms, requires acid soils. $11
Erectum: Red or purple trillium, early blooming, erect, nodding or declined
blooms, clump-forming $11
Recurvatum: mottled leaves with maroon/purple early blooms, strongest multiplier by offsets, neutral to alkaline soils, grows well in clay-based soils. $11
Cuneatum: Largest eastern sessile trillium,
beautifully mottled leaves, red to maroon blooms, strongest grower of the sessiles
for us. $11
Undulatum: One of the most beautiful Trilliums,
white with red center markings. Native to northern woods, demands acid soil. $13
Flexipes: very large, white blooms, good clumped, heavy seed-producer with large
red berry. $11
Vaseyi: large robust plant, the largest flowered trillium with nodding or decline blooms of red/maroon to chocolate. $11.
Rugelii: large robust lant with defined bloom, white with purple anthers, sometimes with wine accents on the petals. $11
Luteum: mottled leaves with bloom ranging from yellow to light green, light lemon scent. $11
Grandiflorum: our local common trillium, one of the showiest blooms, pure white at start and fading to pink as it ages, clump-forming. $11
Simile: large white flowers set off by a dark purple/black ovary, commonly grows multiple stems per rhizome. $11
TRILLIUM CULTIVATION: Trillium prefer a moist, humus-rich, woodsy soil with excellent drainage. Mulch helps to conserve moisture. Leaves or chopped leaves are good mulches that also enrich the soil. Constantly wet soil will rot the rhizomes. Take cues from nature's woodland for growing conditions. Trillium respond well to light fertilization and any general-purpose types are fine. Ferns are perfect companions for trilliums. Trillium stay growing and green into fall. The longer the leaves are healthy, the longer they produce food for the rhizome and the more likely it is to produce multiple stems the next year. In late summer, trillium produce seeds, which are generally a cream to reddish colored fleshy berry.
6127 S. Glen Lake Road (M22) Glen Arbor MI 49636
We specialize in plants for shade gardening: fern, hosta, and wild flowers, many varieties of each, including ten or more trillium.
Our garden includes a nice assortment of herbs and sedum, hydrangea and perennials.
Wandering through our garden during an early February thaw, I notice lots of pleasing green colors among the somber hues of winter. Emerging from melting snow, lying prone against leaf litter and stone are various groups of evergreen plants. Evergreens shine late fall through early spring giving your garden or woodlot color and character throughout the non-growing season. Granted they are not always at their peak foliage but green is a most appealing color to the off-season gardener.
The most striking group of evergreen plants in our gardens is the ferns. While not all ferns are evergreen, many of my favorites are. These plants have small to large fronds with varying degrees of leaf structure and color. Many keep their upright shapes until flattened into rosettes of outwardly lying fronds, by the heavy snows of winter. Then as the snow melts their green foliage emerges from under their winter blanket.
Two of my favorite evergreen ferns are also native to Michigan. Marginal wood (dryopteris marginalis) and Intermediate wood (dryopteris intermedia) ferns are both large, tough perennials with the classic vase shape. They also both have impressive scaly fiddleheads rising out of last years ring of still green fronds. Both are great for shaded gardens and woodland naturalizing. (see photos below) There are many evergreen ferns and plants to liven up your winter palette. Have fun experimenting with this aspect of gardening!
Mexican Male Fern with Ginger making a nice ground cover. Ginger Root can be used in different ways.
Twinleaf - one of my personal favorites. Starts out lavender leaves, then opens butterfly-like.
Solomon Seal - we also have the variegated variety
Many varieties of hostas
at really great prices!
Victorian Lady Fern
A wagon full of native plants:
Turtlehead, Blue Salvia,
Persicaria Virginina a/k/a Virginia Knotweed