Erythronium collection

dog's tooth violet bulb collection

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, freely draining soil that does not dry out
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: March and April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Each collection contains bulbs as listed below.

    Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty'
    These look wonderful when allowed to form naturalistic drifts in a woodland setting, and as they are reasonably vigorous in nature, they are also one of the easiest to grow. Their leaves, which form a basal clump, are softly marbled, and it is from amongst these that the slender stems rise up in spring, each bearing up to 3 nodding white flowers. These are made up of strongly recurved and pointed tepals (petals), that surround a prominent cluster of white stames. A truly elegant plant in every way. Grows to 35cm tall. Supplied as 5 bulbs.

    Erythronium 'Pagoda'
    Each stem of this plant will carry up to 10 nodding, sulphur-yellow flowers with a brown central ring and deep yellow anthers. The foliage can be equally showy as it has either bronze-mottled, or fainter white marbling on the deep green, glossy leaves. In early spring this combination makes a very colourful display in woodlands and meadows. This is a vigorous plant which will form clumps and spread. Grows to 35cm tall. Supplied as 5 bulbs.

    Erythronium dens-canis
    The foliage of this charming dog's tooth violet is a lush green, but is heavily marbled with purple-brown. It makes a great show all on its own, but the best bit is when the slender, upright stems emerge from the clump in spring bearing nodding pink-purple flowers. The petals are sharply recurved so the flowers look like they have been grown in a wind tunnel when fully open, but this just helps to reveal their yellow anthers. Grows to 15cm tall. Supplied as 5 bulbs.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 10cm deep and 10cm apart in naturalistic drifts where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Try to avoid planting under shrubs or trees that will soak up all the soil moisture in the summer.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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