[Trillium-l] Trillium erectum x flexipes

Lis Allison garden at pine-ridge.ca
Sun May 15 16:55:05 CEST 2011

On May 15, 2011, Al Menk wrote:

> .....I used to think if
> the flowers are above the leaves, then it's Tr. erectum, if the
> flowers are below, then it's Tr. cernuum or flexipes ....

I don't think that is dependable either. I have T. erectum here, and some 
hold their flowers up above the leaves and others don't. In any case, the 
older flowers invariably decline to a position below the leaf attachment. 
All seedpods are held pointing to the ground.

My T. flexipes in the garden (purchased plants but definitely T. flexipes) 
all hold their flowers facing up, above the leaves. I haven't seen 
seedpods yet so cannot comment. I have no other Trilliums in bloom by the 
time my T. flexipes opens.

Lis Allison
Pine Ridge Studio
Garden blog: www.garden-on-the-ridge.blogspot.ca

More information about the Trillium-l mailing list