Trillium chloropetalum 'Volcano'

Ernie O'Byrne
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 02:09:44 PDT
'Volcano' is actually quite distinctive to any chloropetalum or kurabayashii
that we have ever seen. I will do my best to try to post a picture to the
Wiki today of the difference in the garden right now. It is MUCH more vivid
red and a VERY robust plant. Ours have produced 3-4 flowering stems this
year on plants that only had one last year. Last year was the first time
that T.c. 'Volcano' was around in this area, to my knowledge.

Ernie O'Byrne
Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene OR 97402-9284
Phone: 541 935-3915
FAX: 541 935-0863

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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jane McGary
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 3:55 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Trillium chloropetalum 'Volcano'

Judy asked,
At 11:47 AM 4/28/03 -0400, you wrote:
>I came across a reference to this cv. Trillium chloropetalum 'Volcano' as
originated by Barry Sligh of New
>Zealand, taller (18 to 24 inches) with a darker red flower, propagated by
>tissue culture. Available in USA from Sunny Border Nursery, a wholesale
>grower. Can anyone tell me any more? TIA

It's probably equivalent to the the species, or subspecies of T.
chloropetalum (depending on whom you believe), known as T. kurabayashii. It
is fairly well distributed in gardens in this area thanks to a magnificent
colony in the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon, from which
conventionally propagated plants are sold at their fund-raising sales. It
is a wonderful plant and does well here in retentive soil in shade. My
little plant from a 3-inch pot about 7 years ago now has half a dozen
20-inch-tall flowering stems.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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