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Look for this rare beauty in early spring, first you'll see a pair of green leaves speckled with mahogany, then a slender bud on a wire-thin stem and then a deep pink flower with petals that swept backwards as it matures. Wildflowers in parts of Europe, Dog tooth lilies are uncommon here but not hard to grow with the right conditions. Have an understory area with acidic soil, under an old oak tree, perhaps? Plant these and watch them spread gently by undeground stolons to create a colony of deep pink over time.
Dog tooth lily corms don't like being out of the soil; this is why you don't see them at garden centers. Order early and plant immediately.
|Botanical Name:||Erythronium Dens-canis|
|Common Name:||Dogtooth violet, dog tooth lily|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 4-8|
|Sun/Shade:||Partial shade to mostly shade|
|Flower Color:||Deep pink|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||Largest commercially available tubers|
|Pkg. Count:||5 corms|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Erythronium Planting Guide|
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