In spring, the foliage of this petite species emerges a deep purple-black-green and is topped by white blooms with rippled petals. As plants mature, the foliage becomes medium green, and the flowers turn pink, then lavender-purple. Dwarf wakerobin grows to only 8 inches tall and readily forms colonies.
Noteworthy characteristics: Most trilliums are native to woodlands and scrub of North America. They make an elegant understory show when planted in groups in a woodland or shady naturalized area.
Care: Provide rich, moist, well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH. Plant in part to full shade and provide an annual mulch of rich organic matter.