Trillium germination

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Madgardener
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Thanks for the wonderful comments.
A few close up shots of the flowers.
All the colour forms have the very dark plant as the seed parent.

Mike

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What's happening in your garden

never seen this before
Lovely colours
By the time you have seeds from the pink ones
I am interested to swap

Roland

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RickR
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How easy do trilliums hybridize?

Mike, might your dark T. kurabayashii be crossing with a lighter flowering species,  resulting in an array of light colors?

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

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Rick
I grow Trillium albidum, ovatum & rivale.  The seed of the plants in the photos was sown 6 - 7 years ago & at that time the only others I had at flowering size were rivale & ovatum.
I have friends who live about one mile away, ( Phil & Gwen Phillips)which is where my first seed came from and they also have had pink forms appear from seed from their own very dark form. Kurabayashii is the only trillium they grow.  Live material from the original seed parent has been seen by Carl Denton, (Phil & Gwen Phillips took material to him) & he confirmed the plant as T. kurabayashii.
Hope this is helpful.

Mike

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Thanks so much for the clarification, and putting that possibility to rest.

-- Very cool. 8)

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

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An extraordinary trillium, that's for sure! Wouldn't mind growing any of those colour forms in my garden!
Regarding the different colours, it is probably at least 2 genes controlling the amount of colour. Then you can have several colours in between the whitest and the darkest type.

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

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A few years ago I dabbed kurabayashii pollen on albidum (only have one plant of that so I wasn't getting seed anyway)  and got good seed set and germination.  I'm still waiting for these guys to get big enough to bloom and see what I get.  I'm hoping for some nice pinks.  My suspicion is that kurabayashii, albidum and chloropetalum are all interfertile.  Who knows maybe they're really just one species-lumpers vs splitters anyone? Maybe those lovely pinks of Madgardener have some albidum lurking in their background.  Or maybe just a white form of kurabyashii.  Whatever they're quite exquisite. 

Amy, I'd be happy to send you seed of kurabayashii this summer assuming I get some.  Last year I had lousy seed set due to our wet spring but I still got enough to share. 

Now if anyone has ripe nivale seed this summer........

Jan 

Jan Jeddeloh, Portland, Oregon, USA, Zone 8.  Rainy winters (40 inches or 1 meter) and pleasant dry summers which don't start until July most years!

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Jan wrote:

 

Amy, I'd be happy to send you seed of kurabayashii this summer assuming I get some.  Last year I had lousy seed set due to our wet spring but I still got enough to share. 

Now if anyone has ripe nivale seed this summer........

Jan 

Jan I would LOVE some of your seed!  ;D :D ;D I'll send you my address in a PM.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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Mike,

your Trilliums are wonderful! What a variety...love the intense pink one and of course the dark one (you're getting close to a black Trillium ;))!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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I will collect as much seed as possible from the Trillium kurabayashii later this year. 

I will post here when it is available.

Mike

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