Erythronium Purple King
£8.50 – £24.00
Erythronium Purple King (dogtooth-violet). Fully to frost-hardy. Clump forming. Perennial. These plants need partial shade, where the soil is free draining. The flowers are rather striking with their reflexed petals sweeping back like puppy-dogs ears in the wind. Commonly known as dog-tooth violets is due to the oblong shape of the bulb resembling that of a dog’s tooth.
Bulb Size – top size
Plant: September – November. 10 cm deep. Spacing 10 cm. Flowers April-May. Height 10 cm.
Hardy. Perennial. Needs light or partial shade with fertile, humus rich soil that is moisture retentive but well-drained. Start the bulbs in pots first, once rooted plant out. Excellent for naturalising in woodland, under trees or shrubs. If planting and growing in pots, place some light gravel on top of the compost, do not water until rooted.
Propagate: By dividing overcrowded clumps after flowering and replant.