Trillium rivale 'Del Norte'
Fri, 06 Apr 2007 09:38:35 PDT
On 5 Apr 07, at 18:35, wrote:

>     Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart '  was found by Boyd Kline and has
>     the 
> largest flowers of any rivale that I've encountered.   Unfortunately
> many are the poor impostors that have been grown from seed which in no
> way look like the wonderful original.
>      T rivale ' Del Norte'  was also named by Boyd Kline or his former      
> business partner Lawrence Crocker of the Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery. 
> It was a particularly robust pink form that multiplied rapidly. I
> believe it only had a few madder colored spots on the corolla unlike
> 'Purple Heart'.

"Particularly robust"

That's the distinguishing characteristic, at least so it appears to 
my small mind. Sounds like 'Del Norte' is the right name for the 
robust monster I have.

The seedlings don't come true, btw. Some are pink, others white, 
others white w. red speckles. But they all share in the robust 
character. I wonder if Crocker & Kline applied the name 'Del Norte' 
to seedlings as well as the original plant, or just divisions. 
Anybody know?

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

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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