Trillium 2010

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RickR
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I get the idea from wild stands of Trillium nivale, that the species sends out stolons.  In some places, the ground is carpeted with the plant.  When you divide them, Dave, do you find this to be the case?

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

Toole
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Skulski wrote:

As it is starting to feel like fall here, it's great to see signs of spring!

Didn't feel like spring here today Lori  --wet all day with a very cold south easterly off the sea and a high of 8C  :)

RickR wrote:

I get the idea from wild stands of Trillium nivale, that the species sends out stolons.  In some places, the ground is carpeted with the plant.  When you divide them, Dave, do you find this to be the case?

Have never noticed stolons Rick--however you raise a good point because when i cut around the edge ,with a knife ,of a patch ,(maybe that is a better word),and lift ,there is not the strong clumping i observe with some other Trilliums that i grow (like chloros.) :-\
 

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

jshields
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I haven't disturbed my clumps of Trillium nivale, but it looks as if they seed around readily.  They are found in parts of Indiana, but not around here (central Indiana).  The ones doing best in my garden are not those from Southern Indiana but rather some from Illinois.

Jim Shields, Westfield, Indiana, USA
USDA zone 5

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