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Trillium kamtschaticum - Pall.

Common Name
Family Trilliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Humus-rich soils in woodlands, N. Japan[58, 200]. Forests, forest margins and moist places at elevations of 500 - 1400 metres in Jilin province in China[266].
Range E. Asia - Japan, Korea.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Trillium kamtschaticum


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Trillium kamtschaticum

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Trillium kamtschaticum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit[105]. No more details are given.

Medicinal Uses



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Miscellany.

The root contains steroidal saponins, which have hormonal effects on the body[222, 238]. They are being used in gynaecological and obstetric medicine[238].

Other Uses

Miscellany.

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a deep well-drained woodland or humus-rich soil in a somewhat shady position that remains moist in the summer[1, 42]. Prefers a neutral to slightly acid soil[200]. Grows well in open woodland[1]. Succeeds in deep shade[188]. Succeeds in a sunny position if the soil does not dry out[42]. Any transplanting is best done whilst the plants are in flower[200]. Plants can flower in two years from seed[138]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233], though slugs are very fond of the leaves[238].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a shaded cold frame as soon as it is ripe[134, 200]. Stored seed should be sown in late winter or early spring. Seed usually germinates within 1 - 3 months at 15°c. Another report says that seeds produce a root after the first cold stratification but no shoot is produced until after a second winter[138], whilst yet another report says that the seed can take 3 years to germinate[238]. The seedlings are prone to damp off and must therefore be watered with care and given plenty of fresh air[138]. The young plants need to be overwintered in a cold frame for the first year and can then be planted out in late spring. It is very important that the pots become neither too dry nor too wet[138]. Division with care when the plants die down after flowering[200]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the following spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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