Fawn lily

Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty'

Fawn lily - Erythronium californicum  'White Beauty'

Common Name: Fawn lily
Genus: Erythronium
Species: californicum
Cultivar: 'White Beauty'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This plant has received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and deservedly so. It boasts creamy-white flowers with brown markings that nod on tall wiry stems in early spring. The petals curl backwards making it look a little like a miniature lily and it thrives in shady spots. The foliage has bronze mottling which gradually fades as it matures. It is a vigorous grower and is perfect for planting in moist woodlands and meadows.

Garden Care: Plant bulbs 15 - 20cm deep and 15cm apart in naturalistic drifts where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Try to avoid planting under shrubs or trees that will soak up all the soil moisture in the summer.

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