Trillium hibbersonii
Wed, 07 May 2008 12:17:21 PDT
This last weekend I was talking with a local botanist, Adolf Ceska 
about Trillium hibbersonii.

He related two instances where local gardeners lost most or all of 
their stock after fertilizing it. Evidently the rule is, you feed it, 
you kill it.

As soon as I hung up the phone, I went out and lifted my two tiny 
specimens and repotted them in a mixture of 75% pumice and 25% coarse 
granite sand. This accords with the way the late Albert de Mezey grew 
them, in what looked like trays of pure gravel.

Those of you who have this plant, or who obtain it in the future, are 
hereby warned.

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

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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