Dog's Tooth Violet Seeds,Trout Lily,Erythronium dens-canis,âA superb and handsome bulbous plant found in sand dunes of the Mediterranean.
Erythronium dens-canis is a bulbous herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Liliaceae, growing to 25 cm. It is native to central and southern Europe from Portugal to Ukraine. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Erythronium dens-canis
Higher classification: Erythronium
Sowing: Sow as soon as possible at cool temperatures.
Growing from seed is quite straightforward, though you may have to wait quite some time before the first flowers appear, typically 18 months to two years.
Sow the seed thinly so that it will not be necessary to prick them out for their first year of growth. Give an occasional liquid feed to the seedlings to make sure that they do not become nutrient deficient.
When the plants are dormant, pot up the small bulbs putting 2 to 3 bulbs in each pot. Grow them on in a shady position in the greenhouse for another year and then plant them out into their permanent positions when they are dormant in late summer.
Erythronium seedlings and bulbs should not be allowed to dry out and should be planted point up 10cm (4in) deep and 12 to 18cm (5 to 7in) apart in a cool, well-drained position where it will not become too sun-baked in summer, such as under shrubs and trees, whose roots will take away excess moisture.
Divide congested colonies in the summer, May to June as the leaves die down. Many Erythronium have a habit to divide freely to form clumps containing many small non-flowering bulbs. To remedy this, lift and divided congested colonies and replant the bulbs singly about 10cm (4in) below soil level.
Larger bulbs can be replanted immediately into their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up very small bulbs and grow them on in a shady position in a greenhouse for a year before planting them out when dormant in late summer.
Shade and Woodland Gardens, Containers
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