Harvest

Fall means harvest but not only of fruits and seeds. Because of lack of space for pots, unwillingly, last spring I kept some T. erectum seeds in their Ziploc storage bag. I said, I’ll see how it goes…I like to experiment and I didn’t want to lose one season. We need Trilliums for our new garden!

For weeks on end I forgot about them, but once in a while I added just a drop of water to the mix. Now it’s time to harvest :) They will be planted into pots to get established until the winter arrives. Coming spring, the first leaves will be ready to emerge.

Trillium erectum seedling

Trillium erectum seedling: rhizomes and first roots formed in slightly moist vermiculite/bags. Not that I recommend the method, but if one momentarily lacks the space for pots, why not?

Necessity is for sure the mother of invention. This is what I am aiming for; it seems I need to do some work on Erythronium, Sanguinaria and so on…

Trillium erectum in wild habitat

Trillium erectum in wild habitat

 

4 replies
    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thanks. I hope for 4 :) In case of Trillium and others like it (with tubers, rhizomes) it is not just a matter of time/years, flowering depends on the size of tubers. The better growing conditions, the bigger they get and they flower sooner. Last year I had Arisaema triphyllum flowering in the third year (if you read on the web I was supposed to wait at least 5).

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thanks; somewhere in late May this year, if I remember well.
      (Nice piece of botanical history on yours, sorry I was too lazy to log in my google account).

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