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Erythronium americanum (Yellow Trout Lily)

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


Erythronium americanum (Yellow Trout Lily) is a charming perennial boasting nodding, lily-shaped, bright yellow flowers, one per stem, in mid spring. Each blossom features elegantly reflexed petals, often brushed with purple on the outside, and brownish-yellow anthers. They rise well above the basal foliage of elliptic leaves, softly marbled with purple and bronze. Lovely in groups under deciduous trees, in rock gardens or near ponds and streams where it will happily multiply. This is a spring ephemeral whose foliage disappears by late spring as the plant goes dormant.

  • Grows in clumps up to 4-6 in. tall and wide (10-15 cm). This beauty naturalizes quite easily in the shade garden and will slowly spread to form large colonies.
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Needs moist soil, even when dormant, do not let the soil dry out!
  • Stunning in shade gardens, rock gardens, underplanting shrubs or roses, cottage gardens, woodland gardens or near ponds and streams. Because it goes dormant after blooming, interplant with late emerging perennials to fill in the open space (bleeding heart, columbine and hostas).
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for slugs.
  • To be planted in fall. Resent transplanting, therefore make sure you find the right home for this plant.
  • Native to Eastern North America

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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. Easy to grow, they are lovely in groups under deciduous trees where they will happily multiply. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spacing 4" – 5" (10cm – 12cm)
Depth 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spacing 4" – 5" (10cm – 12cm)
Depth 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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