Trillium luteum

Yellow Toadshade

Categories: Wildflower

Trillium luteum begins flowering in mid-April with green- and silver-flecked foliage topped with a lemon-scented butter yellow flower...truly one of the most stunning of the genus.

More About Trillium luteum

  • yellow blossoms in early spring
  • traditional woodlander
  • Trillium luteum thrives in rich woodland soils and the seeds are spread by myrmecochory, meaning ants disperse the seeds

In the wild, Trillium luteum is usually found in alkaline soil regions, but we have found it to adapt well to slightly acidic soils.

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12-18 in


8-16 in

Hardiness Zone:


Trillium luteum Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen
  • Native to Northeast
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • Yellow


  • Spreading