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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Trout Lily

 
 

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Trout Lily is the herald of spring in eastern woodlands, but this native wildflower also makes a gorgeous addition to any shade garden in zones 3-8. The plant’s name comes from its speckled green leaves (that resemble trout), and its nodding yellow flowers that look like miniature lilies. Plants can take up to four years to flower after planting, but the foliage is attractive enough that it’s worth the wait. (Erythronium)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Native
Native
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 3-6" tall, 3-6" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Size Bag of 3
SKU AFLGL03

Plant Information

3-6" tall x 3-6" wide. Erythronium americanum (Trout Lily) is a common sight in the woodlands of eastern North America, but it's a beautiful early spring garden plant, as well. In the wild, plants grow in colonies formed from underground runners. In the home garden, colonies and clumps will develop if plants are left undisturbed. Plant the corms three inches deep in areas with partial to full shade in moist soil rich in organic matter. (Try to recreate the conditions of the forest floor.) Like other spring ephemerals, Trout Lily plants go dormant during the summer. Plant in the fall.

SKU AFLGL03
Common Name Trout Lily or Dogtooth Violet
Botanical Name Erythronium americanum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 3-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 3-6" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Tongue-shaped glossy leaves are mottled with brown and purple.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Native, Rock Gardens, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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