Pacific NW. The ‘deer fawn spot’ pattern on the broad fleshy leaves isn’t as bold as E. oregonum, but its just as pretty. For cool dappled sites. Our ample spring rains provide all the soil moisture it needs for mid April-early May blooming. Bulblets will self divide making large colonies over time. By late June, the plant is fully dormant to withstand summer drought and the only thing marking its spot is the seed stalk.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Sept 2016
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Habitat: dappled sun; well drained humus rich deep soil
- Height and Width: 30cm x 15cm
- Germination test type: hand sort
- Family: Liliaceae
How to germinate Erythronium revolutum 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.