Western Wake-robin (Trillium ovatum)
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BRING THE Pacific Northwest forest floor right into your yard with this starry white woodland jewel. The Western wake-robin’s perennial blooms spend their long life slowly turning pale pink and then deep rose. Its striking flowers thrive in full to partial shade. Well-adapted to Oregon’s dry summers, the wake-robin is excellent for eco-conscious gardens, like a dash of blush on a naturally beautiful face.
Get it: Tryon Creek State Park Trillium Festival and Native & Hardy Plant Sale (April 10–11); 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd; 503-636-4398; tryonfriends.org
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