Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Walnut tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 20-50 cm (7-19 in)


Sweet Betsey is a sessile trillium, meaning the flower is not on a stalk, but appears to sit on top of the three leaves. It is close in colour to the Purple Trillium, which is native. Sweet Betsey is not native to Ontario, but it is native to parts of the Eastern United States. All trilliums are grown from seed, and therefore small when sold. It will take another 3-4 years for the plants to flower after planting.


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

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