Erythronium dens-canis

Family: Liliaceae

Flower colour: pink

Flowering period: March – April

Average plant height: 25 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 15 cm

Type of bulb: tuberous roots

Light requirements: full or partial shade

Landscape uses: under trees and shrubs, well-drained rock gardens, and perennial beds

This is a beautiful but rare species which is unfortunately difficult to cultivate. Each flower stem produces only one flower. Several cultivars exist, ’Rose Queen’ (pink) being the most familiar. E. dens-canis blooms in March – April and has a height of 25 cm.