The fabled "trout lily" is perhaps the choicest of all erythroniums. Lily-like, palest peach, spring flowers open for a long period above leaves beautifully mottled in purple, brown and white. A valuable and very long-lived plant that will self-seed very gently making splendid drifts over time.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Trout lily