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Paris polyphylla
Common Name: Paris Family: Trilliaceae (The Trillium Family)

Paris polyphylla
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Perhaps more than any other perennial, this rare woodland treasure earns the right to be called “exquisite”. Paris polyphylla is a Trillium relative from the Himalayas, Western China, and southeast Asia. The stem is circled by a single whorl of glossy, green leaves which is echoed by the flower with its own whorl of green bracts subtending threadlike yellow-green petals, golden stamens and purple ovary. Part shade in rich soil. Can take a 'year off' after planting and not emerge till the next year.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5b-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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