Trillium 2011

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Wallace
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Desperately looking for
Trillium grandiflorum 'Jenny Rhodes'
Kinugasa japonica / Paris japonica
Any F-1 Trillium hybrids

cohan
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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.

Very nice! Still working on getting some trilliums here, I feel cheated that we don't have any native...lol I do hope some of the trillium seed I sowed in fall 09 appears this year .. need to get some more in any case, will have to see what Kristl is offering!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
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The following comments relate to Trillium propagation,

Spent part of last weekend splitting a number of different clumps of species in the garden and potting on the offsets---namely T.chloropetalum--T, sulcatum--T.vaseyii--T .viredescens and T.pusillum.

I normally do this in late January when the foliage is starting to turn ,however due to earlier field trips ,and recent activity,(a final effort to finish the remodelling of the garden),i've been behind the 'eight ball' for a while  ;D.

Although it is not the generally accepted time to divide,all my attempts the last couple of years at around this period were fine, so i'm confident of success.

Shot of a clump of double white T.grandiflorum forma flore pleno .

6 offsets from the clump.

As an experiment I cut the nose off one of the offsets and scooped out some of its flesh, in an effort to induce a number of multiple new growths from the injury.


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About 120 seedpots of trilliums are on the 'move'.

Removing some of the mix in a pot of Trillium chloro yellow ,(x NZ Trillium Group seedlist), sown July 2010 shows cotyledon growths in that bent stage before straightening and appearing above ground in spring.

A little further 'digging' shows a very small rhizome forming .

However not all seed in this pot is at that stage --some still have not germinated or are just starting to send out a radicle.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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I have never dared to split slow-growing species like Trillium! Haven't had much to split either. . . .

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

Toole
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Hoy wrote:

I have never dared to split slow-growing species like Trillium! Haven't had much to split either. . . .

Hoy
A good source of Trillium seed is the New Zealand Trillium Group --you don't have to be a donor to request seed although donors obviously have first choice.
Subs are only NZ $15 --a couple of newsletters each year.

Contact details are ----    pejoleonard@hotmail.com

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Toole wrote:

Hoy wrote:

I have never dared to split slow-growing species like Trillium! Haven't had much to split either. . . .

Hoy
A good source of Trillium seed is the New Zealand Trillium Group --you don't have to be a donor to request seed although donors obviously have first choice.
Subs are only NZ $15 --a couple of newsletters each year.

Contact details are ----    pejoleonard@hotmail.com

Cheers Dave.

A good idea! Thanks Dave.

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

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

I forgot about this Trillium 2011 topic and I put some trillium photos amid other general topics :P

One of my favorite Trillium species is T. catesbaei.  While it has nodding flowers, the foliage is smallish and narrow enough to not interfere with seeing the blooms, even from above.  I have them is various colors, from a few near white ones, through shades of pink, to deep rose ones. Shown is one of the deep color forms.

Two more views of T. catesbaei from further back, to see the backdrop of Saruma henryi with perky yellow flowers.

Trillium vaseyi is much later flowering than many trillium, in this view, the flowers are at a rare stage for a day or so, where the buds start opening to have a cup shape, but they will shortly fold tightly backwards wrapping around the calyx lobes to form a flat triangle shape, unique!  Above and to the left, is the self-sown plant from T. vaseyi that is huge, with leaves twice the size, and flowering later, which I suspected of being a hybrid, but all who saw photos I posted last year assured me it was simply a T. vaseyi variant.  Also seen (on the right) is two stems of T. recurvatum, which have been in flower for a couple weeks.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Hoy
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Mark, I am still striving to grow Trilliums! And now you allure me to make new efforts. I have also tried Saruma several times, and the winter is no problem, but guess what is!

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

cohan
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I sowed some Saruma  couple of years ago.. nothing came up, I'll have to try again...
As for Trilliums, I think I see some action finally in a pot sown in fall '09! Those will be my first T's.... need to get more seed...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

cohan wrote:

I sowed some Saruma  couple of years ago.. nothing came up, I'll have to try again...
As for Trilliums, I think I see some action finally in a pot sown in fall '09! Those will be my first T's.... need to get more seed...lol

Saruma makes a lot of seed here, with self-sown seedlings occasionally popping up.  I'll try to collect some seed later on when it's ready and I'm glad to share some.  I've never deliberately sown the seed, so not familiar with what the requirements are for germination.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

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