This weekend is the first Plant Delights open house for 2018, so the whole family made the pilgrimage down to Raleigh to sign over our paycheck (and possibly first-born offspring) to Tony Avent. After buying a few more plants than planned, we took a walk around the gardens. The Agaves and other desert plants were looking a little the worse for wear after the cold snap in January, so the shade garden was where all the action was. A variety of spring ephemerals were starting to bloom, but my attention was captured by the trilliums and their fantastic mottled foliage. It being Saturday, here are six of them.
1. Trillium x Freatum PDN #14
This plant was absolutely my favorite of all the trilliums in the garden. I love the combination of brownish mottling and yellow flower with darker orange overlay. If someone (hint, hint, PDN staff) were to tissue culture this plant, I would buy the heck out of it.
Trillium x Freatum is Plant Delights’ own hybrid of Trillium “freemanii” x Trillium cuneatum. T. “freemanii” seems to be an unpublished name for a Trillium population, possibly allied to T. cuneatum, in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
2. Trillium maculatum ‘Kanapaha Giant’
3. Trillium stramineum
4. Trillium decipiens
5. Trillium reliquum
6. Trillium “No Tag”
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