[Trillium-l] Trillium erectum x flexipes
garden at pine-ridge.ca
Sun May 15 16:49:09 CEST 2011
On May 14, 2011, Fern Hill wrote:
> Russ just a comment - The first blog you mention -Al Gibson's has a
> side view of a flower - the next-to-last - that looks odd for the
> erectums I know.
There are hundreds of T. errectum growing in my area - Ontario near
Ottawa, Canada, and there is much variation in the shape, size and colour
of the ovaries. Some are small, very dark and nearly smooth, others are
larger and lighter and ridgy-er. Also, the colour of T. erectum fades
after opening. The best forms are a deep glowing red when fresh, but they
all fade to a dull maroon or pale dingy red-brown.
Also, we have all the colour forms here and T. flexipes is not native
here. In my garden, T. flexipes blooms 4-5 weeks after T. erectum.
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