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Trillium 2011

I take it there will be a lot more posts of this very nice plants from the people in N-America since it's a native to your continent, but anyhow: the first Trillium in flower in my garden.

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WimB wrote:

I take it there will be a lot more posts of this very nice plants from the people in N-America since it's a native to your continent, but anyhow: the first Trillium in flower in my garden.

Thanks for starting this Wim; we have lots more weeks before we begin to see the likes of Trillium sessile or other trillium in much of "hardy North America".  Your season is so much more advanced than ours.

Mark McDonough
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Here are pictures of my Trillium "Volcano" and Trillium nivale bronze foliage clone. These are the only ones flowering right now but I have many others that will be flowering over the next few days and weeks. Spring is in full bloom here and Anemone nemorosa are all starting to flower now.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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James, your bronze foliage clone of Trillium nivale also has much narrower leaves than the norm, too.

These are wild ones in situ in southeast Minnesota, several springs ago.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
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James wrote:

Here are pictures of my Trillium "Volcano" and Trillium nivale bronze foliage clone. These are the only ones flowering right now but I have many others that will be flowering over the next few days and weeks. Spring is in full bloom here and Anemone nemorosa are all starting to flower now.

James, is "Volcano" an official cultivar name? And what species is it a selection of, Trillium kurabayashii?  It's really a bright and rich red, the color stands out well.

Mark McDonough
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Mark McD
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James, might your Trillium with slender bronze foliage actually be T. pusillum; googling I found lots of photos of T. pusillum that look similar to your plant, including the bronzy leaf tone on some forms.

Mark McDonough
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Hi Mark, yes it is Trillium pusillum "Dark leaf form" there are about seven published varieties and like many Trillium can be very hard to ID sometimes. As for Trillium "Volcano" yes it is a cultivar of Trillium chloropetalum not Trillium kurabayashii. T. Volcano is one of the largest Trillium's I have ever grown it gets at least 2 feet tall and becomes huge clumps in a few years, However in places where you get hard late frosts you would have to protect it like many of the Pacific Northwest Trillium since they come up very early.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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I love those plants but I haven't had much luck with Trilliums so far. Have tried several but they never "take off" :( Don't know what the problem is though...

Have to try some more from seed, maybe seedlings are easier to establish if not eaten by slugs. Is it better using fresh than stored seed?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Fresh seed is best when starting trillium. :)

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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James wrote:

Fresh seed is best when starting trillium. :)

I thought so!

Trond
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RickR wrote:

James, your bronze foliage clone of Trillium nivale also has much narrower leaves than the norm, too.

These are wild ones in situ in southeast Minnesota, several springs ago.

Rick,

nice to see a picture of T. nivale in the wild. It's almost impossible to keep this plant in the garden here, I've always wondered what's the difference between our climate and the climate where they grow in the wild.

In flower this week: Two western sessile hybrids and a Trillium albidum

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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