Šundantis eritronis – Erythronium dens-canis

Šundantis eritronis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameŠundantis eritronis
Latin plant nameErythronium dens-canis L.
English plant nameDog’s Tooth Violet
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
  • variegated
Blossom color
  • violet
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitylittle decorative
Ornamentality duration, months2
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupBulbous and corm
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, bulbs. Some american varieties are propagated by seeds only. It is important to know, that the seeds quickly lose their ability to germinate, so they should be sown after picking up. Seeds are sown in Autumn. The first seedlings appear in Spring and start blooming in 5-7 years. For such a low reproduction Erythronium are not popular.

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