Trillium cuneatum ‘Oconee Gold’ is a rare gold-flowered selection of the typically purple-flowered southeastern toadshade. We found our original plant of this in Oconee County, SC, and have propagated them from seed since that time. If we keep the yellow-flowered plants isolated from purple-flowering clones, we have more than 50% that reproduce with yellow flowers. The time from seed to flower is usually five years. Winter hardiness is Zone 5a-8b.
I think I saw these in bloom on the last day of your winter open house. Beautiful! Did they survive Saturday night’s frigid cold temps in the low 20’s?
Yes, the trilliums are un-fazed by these temps in the low 20s.
I have a ‘clumps of Trillium cuneatum, every year the flowers are maroon red color. This year all are the red color except one flower bloomed yellow! First time I’ve seen this for this plant! I would like to send you a photo of this plant. I am wondering if I should ‘leave it be’ or try to separate this one lone yellow from the clump? May I send the photo to you by email? I’m in Forsyth County – Winston Salem, NC.
Almost certainly a seedling that is flowering yellow. Please send the image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When might you have the Trillium cuneatum ‘Oconee Gold’ for sale?
Cottage Lake Gardens
It’s been five years since we have had enough to offer, but our next crop should be ready next January…in limited quantities.