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 blooms, which resemble turks cap lilies, shine in dappled light.
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|Botanical Name||Erythronium 'Pagoda'|
|Catalog Page (2021)||134|
|Sunlight||Part (3-4 hours sun per day)|
|Good for Naturalizing||✓|
|Depth of Planting Hole||4 inches|
|Spacing||5 inches apart|
|Density||4 per sq. ft.|
To find the number of bulbs you need, enter the square footage of the planting area in the box below.
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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.
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.
|Southern Limit||8b *|
|Western Limit||9b *|
|* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest and California|
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