Erythronium is a genus of 20–30 species of hardy spring-flowering perennial plants with long, tooth-like bulbs. Slender stems carry pendent flowers with recurved tepals of white with yellow centres.
Erythronium are bulbous perennials with paired, ovate or broadly elliptic leaves, and leafless stems bearing one or more nodding, star-shaped flowers with recurved petals. Erythronium are wonderfully elegant with their slender, upright stems which each carry multiple blooms with exotic-looking reflexed petals. But their long lasting and pretty flowers aren’t their only asset. They also have attractive foliage too, some with striking mottled markings to add to their charm and extend the season of interest and ground cover right through to summer.
Before planting cultivate the soil to a depth of 4-6 inches deep. Ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer. Plant immediately on arrival approximately 3 inches deep in a good well drained soil. They enjoy semi shaded conditions and are ideal for planting in a woodland area.
Work well when grown in the shady areas of the garden
Feed regularly during the growing season with high potash and phosphate foods such as bone meal or tomato food.
Flowering Height: 4 inches (10cm)
Flowering Period: March
Aspect: Semi shaded woodland area.
Soil type: Free draining light, humus rich soils
Planting Depth: Approximately 3-4 inches below soil surface.
Planting distance: 10-15cms (8-12″)
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