Mystery Trillium

Pamela Harlow pamela@polson.com
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:05:16 PDT
I have very similar plants derived from erectum, which I think crossed with
flexipes.

Pamela Harlow, Seattle, zone 8


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Robin Graham Bell <rgb2@cornell.edu> wrote:

> David,   It's a bit unusual to have two that look so similar, if I
> understand you correctly.....first 4 photos represent two plants? But I
> would suggest that you have a hybrid flexipes x erectum cross, with
> examples of the two parents, if my guess is correct, in the last photo.
> Maybe it suggests that your source was actually growing plants from seed
> since this is usually a garden or domestic cross rather than a wild plant.
> Does not look like sulcatum, or at least what I think of as sulcatum. For
> what it's worth, of course.
>         Robin Bell, Medford, zone 7 OR.
> On Apr 18, 2014, at 5:21 PM, administrator@pilling.demon.co.uk wrote:
>
> > Suzanne Vaughan wrote to the PBS web site:
> >
> > "This trillium (actually, there are 2 of them, first 4 photos) is
> different than any I have. I bought it from a nursery in Tennesse. I know
> that white trilliums begin white and fade to pink. The red and purple bloom
> as red and purple. But this one, only opened on Wednesday and it opened
> this color. The petals almost look more like the coloring of a hellebore.
> The petals started out this shaded, beige, pinkish color. Last photo is a
> red or purple trillium, not sure, but it starts out this color. Any ideas?
> Is it just a strange mutation of the red or purple? (but I have 2, as far
> as I know right now)."
> >
> > You can see the photos here:
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> >
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
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