In flower now at Juniper Level Botanic Garden (JLBG) is the newest published species of toadshade, Trillium delicatum, which became official last week! Trillium delicatum, which from a distance could be confused with Trillium decumbens hails from central Georgia, where it's found growing in floodplains. DNA studies found that it is more closely related to the Alabama-centered Trillium stamineum.
This leaves only fifteen more potentially new species in the Southeast US that are currently being studied for future naming...pretty exciting times.
As an ex-situ conservation garden and since we do not endorse sales from plants collected in the wild, our JLBG propagation team are working to make this available from seed, so keep your eyes peeled.
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One of the most difficult parts of our job is to try and predict which plants will sell well. We’d like to think that our favorites would also be your favorites, and in some cases that’s true. In others, like Boehmeria ‘Glow Light’, it wasn’t true. We just took this photo of one of our favorite woodland perennials that’s unrivaled for brightening a shade garden all summer long. It’s easy to grow and hardy from zones 6a-9b. So, help us out…why didn’t enough folks buy this amazing plant to keep it in production?
The Solomon’s Seal, Polygonatum odoratum ‘Angel Wings’ looks delicious in the garden today! Light shade to part sun is ideal.