One of the more choice perennials which we have to offer here at the nursery. Very closely related to Trilliums and included in the same family, they grow from similar underground rhizomes, although this one is certainly the largest. The foliage rises early in the season, the photograph was taken at Chelsea Flower show 2001 in May, with one leaf per growth unlike trilliums which can produce up to four. Each leaf is pale green and composed of numerous radiating leaflets, the centre of which has a short stem holding the flower bud. The flower is held on a short stem, only one flower is produced per growth but this is all that is required. Colour is white, each flower has a similar composition to the foliage in that it is made up of numerous petals radiating from the centre. The flower lasts for many weeks although the stamens and stigma only last for around one week.
Young plants needing a few years to flower. Must have acid soil and cool conditions.