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Trout Lily

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Trout Lily

Trout lilies make their home on the forest floor, where their nodding flowers provide a welcome spark of spring color. Pagoda is the most reliable of the group. Its delicate yellow blooms, which resemble turks cap lilies, shine in dappled light.

  • early
  • mid
  • late
QuantityPrice per bulb
25 to 75$ 0.80
100 or more$ 0.70

$ 20.00

Order in quantities of: 25

Item # 6040
Botanical Name Erythronium 'Pagoda'
Bulb Size Topsize
Catalog Page (2019) 129
Flower Color Yellow
Bloom Time Early-Mid
Height 8-10 inches
Sunlight Part (3-4 hours sun per day)
Soil Evenly moist
Good for Naturalizing
Depth of Planting Hole 4 inches
Spacing 5 inches apart
Density 4 per sq. ft.

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Planting Instructions

Plant in partial shade and evenly moist, woodsy soil. To simulate woodsy soil, dig plenty of compost or leaf mold into your soil before planting. Mulch after planting or in spring with compost or shredded leaves to maintain that woodsy quality.

when-to-plant

Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.

Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.

The amaryllis are the last bulbs to arrive in the Colorblends warehouse. They are typically available for delivery toward the end of October. They can be planted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for several weeks. Please note: Amaryllis bulbs may start growing before they are potted. If you decide to delay planting, open the bag(s) and set the bulbs on their roots so that the flower stems can grow straight up. And don't forget to mark your calendar or set a reminder to pot the bulbs.
Paperwhites can be potted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for many weeks. Many people pot their bulbs in batches, one after the next, to keep the fragrance coming. It's not unusual for paperwhites to begin to sprout while in storage. The shoots emerge an inch or two and then stop, as though the bulbs realize they are getting ahead of themselves. The shoots often curl around the bulbs, pointing opposite gravity. After the bulbs are potted, the shoots straighten up.
Cold Limit 4a
Southern Limit 8b *
Western Limit 9b *
* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest, and California

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