Erythronium revolutum – a pink woodland carpet
You’ll find many different Erythronium’s growing at Branklyn Garden in Perth. Here in the garden there are many different shades of pink including the darker flowering Erythronium revolutum ‘Knightshayes Pink’. Happily self seeding all around the garden.They take on average about 3 – 5 years to flower from seed. Though the secret to getting good flowers is to keep them in leaf for as long as possible the previous year. Furthermore don’t grow them in heavy clay soil or thin chalky soils.
patience is a virtue when it comes to growing these!
If you’re buying the bulbs in late August make sure that they haven’t dried out.
Then plant them in a cool position, in well drained leafy soil about 10 cm deep and mark the spot!
Have you had any success with growing these exquisite woodland beauties in your garden?