Strong-growing dog’s tooth violet
Erythronium is known as the dog’s tooth violet, although its flowers look more like miniature nodding Turk’s Cap lily flowers with their reflexed petals.
‘Pagoda’ is a robust, sulphur-yellow erythronium with a red ring around the centre of the flower and marbled green leaves.
Month:March / April
Soil: well drained sand, moisture-retentive
Care: Erythronium likes woodland conditions so plant the bulbs in semi-shade in free-draining but humus-rich soil that does not dry out completely. They may take some time to settle before flowering well. The leaves die down in the summer.