Erythronium dens canis Purple King


Beautiful variety that has pale purple flowers with mottled leaves.

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Erythronium dens canis Purple King grows to 13cm with attractive mottled leaves. Erythronium Purple King make a superb addition to shady woodland areas in your garden and if happy will naturalise very well. The flowers are an attractive plum purple.

Erythronium are bulbous perennials with paired, ovate or broadly elliptic leaves and 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.

Cultivation Instructions

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 4-5 inches deep in a good well drained soil.

Care tips:

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.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 5 inches (13cm)

Flowering Period: April

Aspect: Semi shaded woodland area.

Soil type: Free draining light, humus rich soils

Scented: N/A

Planting Depth: Approximately 3-4 inches below soil surface.

Planting distance: 10-15cms (8-12″)

New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards.


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