Dog's tooth violet

Erythronium 'Pagoda'

Dog's tooth violet - Erythronium  'Pagoda'

Common Name: Dog's tooth violet
Genus: Erythronium
Cultivar: 'Pagoda'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, WhiteFlowering Period: March & April

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

Each stem of this plant will carry up to 10 nodding sulphur-yellow flowers with a brown central ring and deep yellow anthers. The foliage can be equally showy as it has either bronze-mottled or fainter white marbling on the deep green glossy leaves. In early spring this combination makes a very colourful display in woodlands and meadows. This is a vigorous plant which will form clumps and spread.

  • 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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