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Erythronium japonicum (Asian Fawn Lily)

Asian Fawn Lily, Katakuri


Erythronium japonicum (Asian Fawn Lily) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, lilac-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid to late spring. Each blossom features gracefully reflexed petals adorned with contrasting deep burgundy markings in the throat. They rise well above the basal foliage of broadly elliptical, green leaves. 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 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 Japan, Korea, the Russian Far East, and China

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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
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
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
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
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
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
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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