Lovely lily with thick mid to dark green leaves with purple-brown mottled markings appear late March to early April. A single white flower is borne on each stem. Simply gorgeous, but, like sakura blossoms, its beauty is fleeting as by mid July, the only thing remaining is the tan coloured seed pod to mark the spot. Can make dense colonies all on its own when happy and in the right spot. Also spreads by tuber runners.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Aug 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 7-9
- Height and Width: 30 cm x 15cm
- Germination test type: hand sort
- Family: Liliaceae
How to germinate Erythronium oregonum seeds:
Soak seed 24 hours. Sow thinly at a 5mm depth. Use a well draining humus rich medium with some coarse sand mixed in. Cold stratify 16 weeks. Germinates at 10 C in a few weeks. Thread like seedling leaves resemble grass.Fall sown seed will start to germinate in early April. Seed can also be started in a resealable plastic bag with a moist paper towel and placed in the fridge if you’re pressed for space or season timing. When white root shoots visible, prepare seeding pot (one gallon size) Benefits from a think layer of fine bark mulch/leaf mold 4mm thick. Use one gallon or deep pots as bulb/roots migrate in the soil column. Shallow pots don’t allow bulbs to sink down when going dormant.