No comment on trilliums?

Tony Avent
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 06:14:53 PDT

Sorry for the slow reply about southern trilliums.  We have been working 
with these species (T. maculatum, T. lancifolium, T. foetidissimum, T. 
ludovicianum, T. gracile, T. recurvatum, T. catesbiae, T. rugellii, T. 
pusillum, T. reliquum, T. cuneatum, T. luteum, T. vaseyi, T. erectum, T. 
decumbens, T. decipiens, T. underwoodii, etc. for nearly 10 years.  
Since 2001, have been growing large numbers of hand pollinated seed from 
our garden plants.  The first of these are finally beginning to appear 
in our catalog.  You will see many more as the years go by, but with any 
crop that has a 5-7 year production time, patience is certainly 
required.  John Lonsdale and I have visited each others' gardens this 
spring and we both seem to be on the same track with regards to these 
trilliums. The future for nursery propagated southern trilliums, 
including some really outstanding forms, is very exciting.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent wrote:

>From the complete absence of response, can I assume no one grows the various 
>southeastern Trillium, except of course John Lonsdale who grows all of these 
>treasures.  How do these easy-to-grow yet lesser-known treasures grow for 
>others. They're surprisingly hardy and successful here in northeastern USA.  
>Surely, there must be some comment.  What, Jim McK... no comment on any of these???  
>How do they grow for you all, do they set seed, can they be progagated, etc?  
>Are trillium just not as interesting as Alstroemeria, Ornithogalum, or 
>seemingly anything else?

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