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Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Splendid Erythronium

Dog Tooth Violet, Trout Lily, Adder's Tongue, Fawn Lily


A member of the Lily family, Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet) are charming bulbous perennials grown for their nodding, lily-shaped flowers adorned with gracefully reflexed petals in spring. Equally attractive is their foliage of elliptic leaves, often copiously marbled with purple-bronze. Easy to grow, they are lovely in groups under deciduous trees, in rock gardens or near ponds and streams where they will happily multiply.

1. Select The Right Site

  • Best flowering occurs in partial shade. They thrive in a woodland setting, under shrubs or deciduous trees.
  • Erythronium perform best in moist, well-drained soil. They need moist soil, even when dormant - do not let the soil dry out!
  • Erythronium resent transplanting, therefore make sure you find the right home for your bulbs.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Compare All Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets Guides with Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets

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