Simple for shade combo
By: Garden Gate staff
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Simple in spring
These two plants make great companions, and not just because they like similar growing conditions. Their rich flower colors echo one another while the foliage contrast makes the pairing interesting, even without blossoms.
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Perfect in part shade
Once planted, this combo will multiply to form colonies. The trillium spreads by rhizomes and the checkered lily by seeds, with no help from you.
A – Trillium (Trillium sessile) Perennial; maroon blooms in early spring; part to full shade; 6 to 12 in. tall and wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 8 to 1
B – Checkered lily (Fritillaria meleagris) Corm; maroon or white blooms in early spring; full sun to part shade; 8 to 12 in. tall, 3 to 6 in. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 9 to 1