[Trillium-l] Trillium-L Gallery Image Upload(3119)Hexastylis (Asarum) speciosa \"Woodlanders Select\"
holmes_harold at bellsouth.net
Tue May 10 00:43:40 CEST 2011
Yes, growing them from seed is easy and reliable. This is the 5th year I
have collected and planted seed the first week in June (here in North
Alabama) and have gotten >>90% emergence in the first March. I transplant
them starting in June/July whenever I have time and complete around Oct/Nov
or whenever I finish. I have planted ~ 1000 seed each year----No, I dont
count them. I lose a few at transplant and I lose some to fungus the first
year when the leaves lay on moist soil, which I control easily with a
The southeastern species love a little fertilizer and will clump up nicely
with many large leaves----- much more showy than in the wild.
There is one trick in seed collection------"Be Vigilant". They will
disapear in a few days when ripe. When little insects begin eating the
flower petals check the seed for ripeness, collect and plant if ripe. If you
collect the seed pods and place them in a container for a few days you may
find it difficult and timely to pick the seed out of the duff from
I don't know for sure what the pollenator is but I am sure they exist in
North Alabama. I have had no incentive to becone a pollenator myself. When
we were at Mt Cuba, I was told that they did not get seed set there--No
I get flowers in the third year from seed planting. If I could only get
trillium to do that-----.
Harold Holmes, Z7, North Alabama.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Avent" <Tony at plantdelights.com>
To: "'Trillium Enthusiast Discussion List (and other Woodland plants)'"
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Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Trillium-l] Trillium-L Gallery Image Upload(3119)Hexastylis
(Asarum) speciosa \"Woodlanders Select\"
> We grew asarum from seed this year and they were amazingly easy. Harold
> Holmes has the most experience with this. We typically don't get good
> asarum seed set here.
> Tony Avent
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