Trillium albidum

White Trillium

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Moist, Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 2' X 1'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The white trillium is a spectacular sight when found blooming in shady forested sites. The large variably marbled leaves open to nearly a foot in diameter and in mature plants surround a three-petaled flower of white to light pink. As the plant fades in the late spring it occasionally produces a capsule of white spongy seeds. While the trillium may be kept green for most of the summer with additional water, I prefer to let the plant go dormant. Trillium slowly forms a clump from a slowly growing rhizome, if happy. Whether using seed or divisions, propagating trillium is a slow business which accounts for their rare appearance in the nursery trade.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous