An excellent plant for the rockery or around the base of trees – it is not a sun-lover but it does relish humus-rich soil. The nodding star-shapedare borne above the attractively-mottled foliage – the common name comes from the shape of the tubers and not the . Let the plants grow undisturbed.
VARIETIES: E. denscanis is the usual garden type. The rose-colouredmeasure about 2 in. across and the leaves are mottled with brown markings. There are some attractive varieties, such as ‘Pink Perfection’ (pink) and ‘ Wonder’ (pale purple). The aristocrat is E. revolutum ‘White Beauty’ – red-eyed, pure white flowers on 1 ft .
SITE AND SOIL: Well-drained but moist soil is required – thrives best in partial shade.
PLANT DETAILS: Planting time August-October. Planting depth 4 in.
Spacing: 4 in. Height 6 in.
Flowering period: March-April.
PROPAGATION: Remove and replant offsets immediately in late summer – never allow Erythronium tubers to dry out.