The Shade Garden

Trout Lily

Trout Lilies
  • Native  
  • Perennial  
  • Bloom:  Early Spring
  • Propagation:  Seed, Offset
Trout lily (Erythronium americanum)is a native spring ephemeral.
The Native trout lily come up from a tiny bulb… It isn’t a plant that I’d want to attempt establishing from a store bought bulb… When I’ve planted those, Not much has happened…

These beautiful bulbs bloom in the early spring and go dormant rapidly. I've found trout lilies growing on stream banks, but they will tolerate a drier location. Trout lily is related to the dog-tooth violet which is very pretty in it’s natural setting, and difficult to collect for the garden…