Trillium oostingii 'Camden Purple'

Camden Purple Wateree River Toadshade

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Item #: 16989

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Summer, Fall

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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.