Trillium recurvatum
Fri, 18 Jul 2008 19:35:08 PDT
On 17 Jul 08, at 18:01, Ellen Hornig wrote:

> So Roger (Whitlock)...what's so awful about T. recurvatum?  I have some from
> midwestern collections that are gorgeous - bright silver mottling, pert upright
> demeanor, and handsome dark maroon flowers.  I suspect your observation was made
> on a southern specimen - the southern ones I've seen are not very attractive. 
> But Illinois produces some beauties, and they're great garden plants: easy,
> clump up quickly, long season of interest.

Horrible little flowers in that dreadful dark puce some trilliums affect 
because they think it's stylish. Leaves unremarkable, though once the plants 
are established, perhaps they'll do better.

But I was expecting T. undulatum, an altogether more fetching species.

I'm keeping the imposter with the hope of putting it in our local rock garden 
club's show some spring and astonishing the local trillium fanciers. 

PS: I nearly typed "hobbirle" or perhaps I was heading for hobbitable. I leave 
it to the psychiatrists and -ologists to determine the inner meaning of this 
near mistake. Remember, as Freud said, there are no accidents.

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

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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