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Posted by Sally Graines on Apr 21, 2022
I didn't realize the true beauty that I would experience with these lilies. I will have to resubmit a order for more, so that I can enjoy them next season.
Posted by Nadine D. on Apr 21, 2022
Very different, but yet beautiful. I enjoy my recent purchase
Posted by Crystal Rhimes on Apr 21, 2022
I have enjoyed my recent purchases of the Trout Lily. They are very unusual and beautiful.
Posted by T. Lane on Apr 21, 2022
Gorgeous plant all the way around. I would highly recommend.
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
The trout lily (Erythronium), also considered the dog's-tooth lily, is an ephemeral spring wildflower native to eastern North America. They naturally thrive in wooded areas underneath deciduous trees, where they are provided with an ideal ratio of partial sunlight and partial shade.
The trout lily is hardy in planting zones 3 to 9. They flourish in soil with a pH of approximately 6.8 that is both moist and rich with humus. Over time, these flowers can form large colonies and provide an appealing ground cover during the spring. Although they are self-pollinating, their presence attracts pollinators such as mining bees. Therefore, planting them among other flowers that require pollination will ensure an abundant and attractive garden or meadow.
This plant gets its name from its mottled brown leaves, which resemble the coloration of a brook trout. Its secondary name, the dog's-tooth lily, comes from the toothlike shape of the bulb. Because of the flower's bell-like shape, trout lilies can also confuse violets. Each plant has only one flower consisting of three petals and three sepals. Depending on the species, the flower can be yellow, pink, or white. Older plants can have two leaves, while younger plants tend only to have one. Seeds can take anywhere from three to five years to germinate. After flowering, seeds take six to eight weeks to fully mature. Fully grown, a trout lily is generally three to six inches in both height and width.
Trout lilies only remain in bloom from March to May. When summer approaches, their foliage slightly recedes, and they become dormant. Come spring, they thrive off the soil dampened by snowmelt and take advantage of full sunlight while the trees above them are still mostly barren. Then, when the trees have grown their leaves back and the trout lily has hit maturity, it is ready again for the spotted, springtime shade.
Trout Lilly Plants are said to have mottled leaves that resemble the appearance of a trout, hence the name. Not every plant blooms a flower, so when it does, a single very attractive, the upside-down flower will bloom with white, yellow accents, and then for only.
While the Trout Lily Plant is perfect for landscaping, and these plants grow perfectly in areas where there is gentle sunlight just poking through the trees, a word of caution is in order. It would help if you had a lot of patience with these plants, as it can take almost two years for them to germinate properly.
The plant does well in zones 3 to 9, and once entirely at root, it will come back year after year.
The Trout Lily Plant grows to about 6 inches high and needs to be spread about 6 to 8 inches apart.
Trout Lily Plants bloom early in the spring, between April and May. They grow best in Medium-Wet to medium soil.
It is possible to grow Trout Lily Plants from seeds, but it takes a lot of work. In nature, not all of the seeds will take root at one time, so you need to break that cycle by refrigerating the seeds for quite some time.
The better approach is to buy Trout Lily Plants as dormant bare root plants and then plant them shortly after they arrive.
You can also buy potted plants, typically about three months old by the time you buy them and are getting well established.
One of the beauties of trout lily is that they are often the first to bloom in the spring, and even when they are not in bloom, the leaves are beautiful.
One word of caution, however. If you have a dog running through your landscape, you might pass as Trout Lilly Plants are pretty toxic to dogs.