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Yellow Trout Lily

Yellow Trout Lily

Erythronium americanum Native spring ephemeral. Also called Dog Tooth Violet.

Bright yellow nodding blossoms appear singly in March and last into April above trout-shaped olive-green basal leaves with beautiful reddish-brown mottling. Underground corms with fibrous roots and up to 3 stolons spread below the leaf litter, developing direct offshoots from the mother plant.

Forms a dense ephemeral groundcover over time. It could be up to 5 years before you see a flower. Young flowerless plants are single leaved, and mature plants are 2-leaved and produce single flowers. This beautiful North American native hosts the trout lily mining bee, Andrena erythronii.

Grows wild in rich damp open woodlands. Plant in dappled shade under established trees and shrubberies in moist well-drained slightly acidic woodland soil. 6" tall. Nursery propagated. Z3. (bare-root crowns)

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L705A: 2 for $13.50
L705B: 4 for $23.25
L705C: 6 for $31.50
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.