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.
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.
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: 5 inches (13cm)
Flowering Period: April
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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