Trillium chloropetalum 'Volcano'

Jane McGary
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 08:54:52 PDT
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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