Short trillium

Peter Taggart
Sun, 12 Apr 2020 15:22:27 PDT
I have a stem of Trillium erectum flowering now, in a very mild location in
the west of Scotland. It is 12 inches high, and the ground where it is
planted has not frozen for the past three winters. I dont believe that it
requires cold below freezing in Winter.
Peter (UK)

On Sun, 12 Apr 2020 at 22:36, Roy Herold <> wrote:

> Rimmer,
> Not enough cold, I'm sure. I have a Trillium erectum that's normal size,
> between 1 and 2 feet tall.  I moved part of it to a bed that's on top of
> the septic tank where the soil rarely, if ever, freezes. It now tops out
> between 3 and 6 inches tall.
> I was wondering why, and your experience seems to confirm the lack of
> cold theory. In the wild it seems to be common in the mountains of
> Kentucky, but once you get down to your area, nothing.
> Time to find a colder spot for mine...
> --Roy
> NW of Boston
> On 4/10/2020 1:41 PM, Rimmer deVries wrote:
> > This was much taller in Michigan but here in S Kentucky in half day sun
> it is 3” tall.
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