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Erythronium dens-canis ‘Rose Queen’ (Dog’s Tooth Violet)

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

Erythronium dens-canis 'Rose Queen', Dog's Tooth Violet 'Rose Queen', Trout Lily 'Rose Queen', Adder's Tongue 'Rose Queen', Fawn Lily 'Rose Queen', Purple flowers, Pink flowers, Spring flowers, Shade perennials

Erythronium dens-canis ‘Rose Queen’ (Dog’s Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, rose-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid-late spring. Each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with yellow markings in the throat. The reflexed petals reveal long, purple-tipped white anthers. The blossoms rise well above the basal foliage of broadly-oval 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 4-10 in. tall (10-25 cm) and 4-5 in. wide (10-12 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.

Trout Lily (Erythronium): How to Grow and Care with Success


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.

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 Liliaceae
Genus Erythronium
Common names Trout Lily
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 4" - 10"
(10cm - 25cm)
Spread 4" - 5"
(10cm - 13cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ponds And Streams, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout Lily)
Erythronium oregonum (Oregon Fawn Lily)
Erythronium albidum (White Trout Lily)
Erythronium japonicum (Asian Fawn Lily)
Erythronium americanum (Yellow Trout Lily)
Erythronium dens-canis ‘Japonicum’ (Dog’s Tooth Violet)

Recommended Companion Plants

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Galanthus (Snowdrop)
Helleborus (Hellebore)
Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)

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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 Liliaceae
Genus Erythronium
Common names Trout Lily
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 4" - 10"
(10cm - 25cm)
Spread 4" - 5"
(10cm - 13cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ponds And Streams, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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