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Monday, May 24, 2010

My Shade Garden Additions

Earlier this spring, I had my new shade perennials blooming. Most of my garden has sun and partial sun. Those areas were developed first. Only a couple of years ago, I started to plant a shady area behind the garage. Rododendron, fuchsias, hostas and hydrangea came first, then trilliums and other plants were added. These are two of my favorite new additions:
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Trillium grandiflorum. Other names: Great white trillium, White wakerobin.
Vigorous, clump-forming perennial with almost stalkless, ovate to rounded, dark green leaves, to 12in (30 sm) long. In mid-spring, pure white flowers, often fading to pink, with green sepals, are produced above the leaves; they are stalked, erect or outward-facing, cupped at first, then opening widely, with broadly ovate, slightly wavy petals, to 3in (8sm) long, reflexing near the tips. Height: to 16in (40sm), width 12in (30sm) or more. E. North America. Zones 5-8.
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Trillium kurabayashi Giant Red
The species is named in honour of a Japanese botanist Masataka Kurabayashi who specialized in Trillium. Plants have slightly mottled leaves and robust, broad petalled, upright flowers of deep purple-red, which are considered to be among the best of the stemless species.
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Credit: A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
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Copyright 2010 TatyanaS

23 comments:

  1. Trilliums, yum! Trillium grandiflorum is one of the true aristocrats among our native wildflowers. We used to see big colonies of it when we lived in Western Pennsylvania.

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  2. Oh, those Trillims are so great! I wich I could have them in my garden but since there's almost no shade and the soil is caly I'm afraid that they won't survive here . I do hope that you show us the red one again when it blooms / gittan

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  3. Stunning, Tatyana. I adore trillium. My wildflower/shade garden is my favorite. Just posted lots of photos. Happy end of May gardening :)

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  4. You have lovely new additions! Trillium are such delicate, yet tough, wildflowers.

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  5. I looked for some wild Trilliums and was going to grab one for my shady area but didn't find any in the patch of woods behind the house. Love your red one - the foliage is very nice.

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  6. I can see why they are your favorite. I love the foliage of the trillium. Both are very pretty!
    I have VERY little shade and try to put all my favorite ones in these two little areas.

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  7. Congratulations on your new additions - I love the trilliums and yours are real beauties!

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  8. Love Triliums - even the name is great.

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  9. Hi Tatyana,

    Gorgeous! They're such unique blooms, and very much welcome in any shady spot :)

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  10. Trilliums are so fantastic. Yours look very happy.

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  11. I have a lot of shade and am always looking for great plants. Thanks for sharing about some of yours. Carla

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  12. Oh, I just love the foliage of your trilliums. Not to mention the beautiful flowers ;-)

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  13. Trilliums are wildflowers here in upper Michigan and are all over the forest floors, however they are protected now and you are not allowed to transplant them into your gardens from the woods.
    We went out this week and took photos of them all morning. I just love them.

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  14. Tatyana,

    That Trillium grandiflorum is stunning in big colonies of them, seem them by the acres stunning! Hope they fill you with delight in the garden for many years to come!

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  15. Tatyana: Your trilliums looks so beautiful, both foliages and the flowers! I love the white flower in the garden!

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  16. Hi Tatyana. Your white Trillum is so pretty but I am loving the foliage on the Giant Red. Very pretty!

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  17. You have given me ideas to plant in shade areas, since I have so much shade. Thanks.

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  18. Gorgeous! Your shady garden sound very lovely. This spring I discovered several of the red trilliums growing in my woodland garden. It was a gift from God! Trilliums are on my top ten favored list, for sure.

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  19. The foliage of the Trillium Giant Red is a great addition to the shade garden. Really says...look at me !

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  20. (Wipes the drool off her chin) Trillium..what's not to love?! Absolutely my favorite! We really only have T. ovatum here, naturally, although a neighbor has some grandiflorum that I'm coveting. I never knew there was a Trillium kurabayashi sp. Learn something every day!

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  21. Hi Tatyana. It seems like trillium is another genus that used to be so rare and elusive and now, thanks to plant breeding efforts, they're prominent at the nursery and available for us to enjoy. How cool is that? Yours look great next to their shady counterpart--the native sword fern. Love them!

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  22. SvetlanaMay 26, 2010

    Впервые знакомлюсь с такими растениями! Мне интересно вдвойне, потому что на моей лоджии солнца вообще не бывает - северо-восток. А так хочется, чтобы что-то цвело!

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