Trillium 2012

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Hoy
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bulborum wrote:

Maybe T. beige ???

Is that a name?

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

bulborum
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Maybe you google Trillium erectum 'Beige'
http://www.hort.net/gallery/view/lil/trierbe40

Roland

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Normal Zone <8   -7°C _ -12°C      10 F to +20 F
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Nice form, but it doesn't look beige at all (beige = a very pale brown color).

Mark McDonough
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Hoy
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OK, thanks. I googled Trillium beige and got no hits but Trillium erectum beige did ;)
Mark, beige actually is a colour in Norwegian too (pronounced the French way) but I had to ask my wife how she would describe the colour ;D She said exactly the same as you ;)

Trond
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bulborum
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Probably it's just a name
same as Blue roses and Red daffodils

Roland

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Normal Zone <8   -7°C _ -12°C      10 F to +20 F
RGB or RBGG means: Roland and Gemma de Boer

Mark McD
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That could be Roland, maybe just a name.  Perhaps in person, the flowers are an "off-white" or a cream color, as opposed to a clean white.  Regardless, it's a most attractive selection.

Mark McDonough
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bulborum
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I agree

very nice selection

It is also why I try not to name colours
but often I give LN names

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Normal Zone <8   -7°C _ -12°C      10 F to +20 F
RGB or RBGG means: Roland and Gemma de Boer

Mark McD
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bulborum wrote:

It is also why I try not to name colours
but often I give LN names

I agree Roland, particularly with such things as Trillium that aren't likely to be vegetatively propagated true to name.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark McD
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I have much to get caught up with.  Here is Trillium discolor "pale forms" grown from 2006 seed from John Lonsdale, this is the first flowering, a lovely light yellowish color.

Next is Trillium lancifolium from southeastern USA, a real charmer in my opinion. It is starting to mildly seed around.  There is no other species quite like it, with those downturned leaves and narrow petals that intertwine at the apex.

Last is T. grandiflorum 'Roseum', has remained just two stems for a number of years.  The flowers age an even deeper pink.  I have a small crop of 2-year seedlings coming along from John Lonsdale seed.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Looking for advice on soil for Trilliums- as I mentioned, I think its T erectum and grandiflorum seedlings I have-- how much organic material should the soil have, and what about issues of drainage, moisture retention? Most of my woodland plantings will be at the moister end of the property, and natural soils are a fairly thin layer of humus over a clayey soil (most perennials etc do fine in our soil unamended) but I am also working on some low berms in the area that are part soil part leaf/grass compost, and developing another bed on a site that was used for dumping leaves, grass, sticks and bits of wood, a bit of old potting soil etc (and some junk like old pots and plastic I have to pick out!) which I think will end up being somewhat raised and quite loose and humusy....

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

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