It has almost succulent looking ground-level glossy green foliage with variable garnet mottling and dark red midrib. The leaves are slightly inwards curved and are wavy. Each pair of leaves has a slender stem with one or more, pendant, nodding sulfur-yellow flowers with interior garnet-banded bases and yellow anthers. Blossoms are on 12″ tall stalks and start out in a trumpet shape but then curve back to reveal the stamen and anther. Blooms early April for us.
Erythronium is native to Western North America.
Best grown in soil that is moist during its growing season of winter into spring, but dry summer. Wants a humus-rich, neutral pH, well-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. Will naturalize if happy with its location.
By division of underground bulb-like organ when dormant in summer.
A cross between Erythronium tuolumnense and Erythronium revolutum, both species native to the U.S. west coast. It received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20151
Found in Conifer Forest,
Planted amongst the conifers closer to the main path and the portal.
We acquired this plant from Van Engelen.