Potting Trillium hibbersonii

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 03:39:03 PDT
This last year at long last I've acquired starts of Trillium hibbersonii. I've 
kept them in the pots they came in, except one which I potted up in pumice.

As I may have reported to the PBS mailing list earlier, my botanical friends 
tell me that T. hibbersonii must not be fertilized: fertilizer easily kills the 
plants. They further tell me that it is indigenous to rather wet, peaty, 
probably nutrient-deficient soil on the rain-soaked west coast of Vancouver 

I may not get another chance to acquire this charming dwarf trillium so I want 
to give it optimum conditions. I'm planning on potting all my specimens into 
one pot.

What do other PBS list subscribers use as a potting medium for this trillium?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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