Trillium oostingii 'Camden Purple'
Camden Purple Wateree River Toadshade
Item #: 16989
Zones: 6a to 9b, at least
Dormancy: Summer, Fall
Height: 8" tall
Origin: United States
When we first visited the famed South Carolina Trillium oostingii site in 2005, prior to its naming, we were fascinated to see that a tiny (<1%) of the yellow-flowered population had purple flowers, with absolutely no sign of any intermediates. It's taken us seventeen years of growing these from seed to have enough of the rare purple forms to share, and our supply is very limited. The 8" tall size and mottled leaf pattern are identical to the normal form, with the only difference being the dark purple flowers. Typical flowering time for us is early to mid-April. It is critical that these rare genetics find good homes in ex-situ conservation gardens.
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Other: Edimentals , Dry Shade Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , North American Native Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Plant Delights Introductions , Plants Named After Animals , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Rain Garden Plants , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage , Plant Delights Creations and Discoveries , United States Native Plants , Plants Retiring This Year