Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet woodlands of Eastern North America
Zones: 3-8 (2-9)
Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum, is a delightful perennial woodland wildflower, frequently found in the high upper areas surrounding bogs. It often forms large spreading colonies. The flowers are small yellow, nodding and lily shaped. The common name refers to the appearance of its gray-green leaves mottled with brown or gray, which allegedly resemble the coloring of brook trout. It is Deer Resistant, and prefers growing in consistently wet, loose rich soils, appreciating shade. It flowers in the Spring and dies back by mid Summer.
Plants are at or near flowering size. They are shipped potted during the growing season, and shipped as a dormant bulbs during it's dormant season. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 4" - 6+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Humus, Lady's Slipper Mix
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Light: Filtered Sun to Partial Shade
Use: Early Spring Ephemeral and Fall color on bog garden edge or woodland garden.