Erythronium dens canis Purple King grows to 13cm with attractive mottled leaves. Erythronium dens canis Purple King make a superb addition to shady woodland areas in your garden. The flowers are an attractive plum purple with recurved petals.
Erythronium are bulbous perennials with paired, ovate or broadly elliptic leaves. Erythronium are wonderfully elegant with their slender, upright stems. They have wonderful reflexed petals in a wonderful shade of soft purple.
Before planting cultivate the soil to a depth of 4-6 (10-15cm) inches deep. Soils sgould be well drained and not allowed to dry out in the summer. Plant immediately on arrival approximately 4-5 inches deep in a good well drained soil. They like semi shade conditions in woodland surroundings.
Work well when grown in the shady areas of the garden especially woodland.
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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