Erythronium oregonum

Scientific name: Erythronium oregonum


Common names: “white fawn lily” “dog-toothed lily”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 5

Light: Full sun – dappled shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Humus rich soil with abundant leaf litter and organic matter

Moisture: Moisture retentive, well drained, prefers summer drought over too wet


Plant Size: H 6-18″ W 4″

Leaf and Stem shape: Dark green, brown/ white mottled  lanceolate to ovate leaves appear in pairs

Flower:  Cream lily like flowers appear in groups of one to three on long, naked stalks

Maintenance: Low, prefers woodlands to established beds

Landscape use: Woodland garden, native garden

Propagate: By seed and division, vigorous cvs naturalize easily

Pests & Disease: Prone to slug damage

*Deer resistant

Comments: Don’t dig up plants in the wild, collect the seed, require 3-7 years to establish

~AGM winner


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