Trillium 2012

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Mark McD
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Trillium 2012

Surprise surprise, with exceptionally warm early spring temperatures, plants are popping open all over the place with surprising speed. Walked around the garden several times today, even looked for a sign of Trillium nivale but didn't notice anything, then on an afternoon garden walkabout, there it was, the first bloom on Trillium nivale. Many more sprouts are coming up, for more blooms on another day. Supposed to go up to 80 F (27 C) by midweek, highly unusual, hope I don't miss the flowers while I'm at work.

Trillium nivale, with Helleborus niger in the background on the 2nd photo.

Madgardener
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First of the Trillium ovatum Roy Elliott in flower today.  2 inches tall, might make 4 inches when seed sets.

Mark McD
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Madgardener wrote:

First of the Trillium ovatum Roy Elliott in flower today.  2 inches tall, might make 4 inches when seed sets.

Very nice Mike, about same size as T. nivale.  Is the 'Roy Elliott' cultivar a selected dwarf of regular Trillium ovatum? 

oh, I think I found the answer myself when googling, your photo in this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trillium_ovatum_roy_elliott_21.jpg

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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WimB
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:-\ Trillium nivale does not want to grow in my garden....it probably doesn't like the gardener.  :rolleyes:

The first Trillium in flower here now:

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Mark McD
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Wim, pretty flower color on that one, by the title of the image are you suggesting it is T. sessile or a trillium of the "sessile type", I'm assuming the latter.  In the first photograph, I can see some damage to the leaves, is that from freezing temperatures when the foliage was emerging?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark McD
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The following three trillium species have been queued up ready to bloom, but with the nightly frosts and cool temperatures they're taking their sweet time.  These three species are being shown together because they're related in a way, all come from deep southeastern USA, each with a narrow distribution range, and all perfectly hardy here in New England. 

Trillium gracile, from a collection in Texas, is finally showing some buds after several years, I'm so anxious to see the flowers.  The plants are very small with the leaves low to the ground, but the stems will elongate somewhat.

T. gracile distibution, Sabine River wakerobin, Slender trillium.
(narrow range in Texas & Louisiana)
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8108&flora_id=1

Trillium ludovicianum distribution, Louisiana wakerobin, has flowered here the past couple years.  Just one plant, hasn't set any seed so far.
(narrow range, FNA: Louisiana, Mississippi, USDA range map includes Alabama)
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8111&flora_id=1

I have Trillium foetidissimum from several sources, it's a reliable and attractive species.  I also have some coming along from seed.
T. foetidissimum distribution, Mississippi River wakerobin, Stinking trillium
(narrow range in Louisiana & Mississippi)
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8107&flora_id=1

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Nice everyone! I have started my (new) collection of Trilliums and some had gotten on nicely when I went on holiday. I'm looking forward to coming home!

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

kalle-k.dk
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Wim your yellow chloropetalum look like my 'Ice Crem' a selected form from Barry Sligh.
Mark beautiful plants and a good description, thank you. I have some southern forms, but they do not grow so well as the northern and eastern species.

Here are some picture of Trillium from my garden. The big plant as grow next to kurabayashii is white and has a pleasant smell, so I think it's albidum?

Karl Kristensen
Denmark.
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kalle-k.dk
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And a few others.

Karl Kristensen
Denmark.
www.kalle-k.dk

Hoy
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You really have a collection, Kalle!
My humble collection of Trilliums haven't evolved much the last weeks due to the cold weather :-\

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

RickR
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Really nice to see all the differing species, Karl.  You sure have a lot of them!  :o
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Trillium sessile seems to still bloom nicely, even in drought conditions, although it hasn't put on much height:

              1 April                                            8 April
       

              14 April                                          14 April
       

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

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