|| My second most fav Native Trillium species. Catesby's is the most drought tolerant species and is only found in very well drained sites. Clean medium green stately foliage to 13"-15" high producing a single pendulous flower that are normally soft rich pink. At least this is the base morphology foundation for the species. Superb forms can be found to have undulating wavy margins, large, wide, or thin petals. A very nice species of this genus.I give this Trillium species a gold star for its drought tolerance. The only other two eastern Trilliums that can hold up as well in dry soil are T. cuneatum and luteum. Trillium catesbaei along with vaseyi are the last to emerge as well as last to flower, which for us here in Central Georgia at Native Oasis Botanical Garden is late May - June. Slow to multiply from seed but does sparingly in suitable habits.
I been growing these jewels Trilliums and have been in love with these Paleo Lilies for 39 years growing my first one when I was just 12 yrs old.