Alphabetical Plant Listing

Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet)

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


Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, mauve-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid spring. Relatively large, each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with contrasting cinnamon-brown and yellow markings in the throat. They rise well above the basal foliage of mid green, elliptic leaves, copiously marbled with purple-brown. Lovely in groups under deciduous trees, in rock gardens or near ponds and streams where it will happily multiply.

  • Grows in clumps up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm) and 3-4 in. wide (7-10 cm). This beauty naturalizes quite easily in the shade garden.
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Needs moist soil, even when dormant, do not let the soil dry out!
  • Stunning in beds and borders, rock gardens, underplanting shrubs or roses, cottage gardens or in prairies. 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. Deer resistant.
  • To be planted in fall. Propagate by division after flowering.
  • Native to Europe, Asia

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Splendid Erythronium

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

Not sure which Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets to pick?
Compare All Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets

Buy Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets

Guides with Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets


Shutterstock

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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets

Guides with Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets

Plant Calculator

How many Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.