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Erythronium oregonum (Oregon Fawn Lily)

Giant White Fawn-Lily, Giant White Fawnlily, Oregon Fawn Lily


Prized for its captivating blossoms and beautiful mottled foliage, Erythronium oregonum (Oregon Fawn Lily) is a charming bulbous perennial boasting up to 3 nodding, lily-shaped, creamy-white flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), one per stem, in early to late spring. Each blossom features elegantly reflexed petals and bright yellow anthers. They rise atop a naked scape, well above the basal foliage of semi-erect leaves, strongly marbled with irregular brown markings, similar to those on a fawn. Naturally occurring in moist to dry woodlands and grasslands at fairly low elevations in southwestern British Columbia and Washington and Oregon, as well as parts of northern California, Oregon Fawn Lily is a spring ephemeral whose foliage disappears by early summer as the plant goes dormant. Highly ornamental, easy to grow and trouble-free, Oregon Fawn Lily makes an attractive groundcover in the shade garden. Lovely in groups under deciduous trees or shrubs.

  • Grows up to 10-14 in. tall (25-30 cm) and 5 in. wide (12 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils in part shade.
  • Stunning in shade gardens, rock gardens, underplanting shrubs or roses, cottage gardens, woodland gardens. Because it goes dormant after blooming, interplant with late emerging perennials to fill in the open space (bleeding heart, columbine and hostas).
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs.
  • Propagate by seed or by division after flowering. Plants propagated from seed will not bloom until their fourth or fifth year.
  • To be planted 4 in. deep (10 cm).
  • Native to western North America, where it grows in the Pacific Coast Ranges from southwestern British Columbia to northern California.

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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 1 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 4" – 5" (10cm – 12cm)
Spacing 5" (12cm)
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
Native Plants United States, California, Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Erythronium - Dog Tooth Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 4" – 5" (10cm – 12cm)
Spacing 5" (12cm)
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
Native Plants United States, California, Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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