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Erythronium revolutum

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erythronium (er-ih-THROH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: revolutum (re-vo-LOO-tum) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral smiln32 On Dec 6, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is native to coastal areas from northern California up into British Columbia. It does tend to reseeded vigorously once established. The leaf patterning ranges from plain green to heavy mottling of dark brown on green.

Positive lllarrry On Jul 5, 2004, lllarrry from Portland, OR wrote:

Easy to grow from seed planted in garden after harvesting. Bloom no sooner than third year, possibly fourth. Variable mottling from brownish green to almost mahogany. Corms may divide, contrary to literature. Have a number of clumps with identical degree of mottling on leaves. Garden hybrids common, with hendersonii, oreganum. Some are vigorous and good looking. Seed can also be grown in pots that must be protected from excess water from snow, ice, slush.

Neutral mystic On Nov 11, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Plant bulbs 4 inches deep in autumn in fertile, well drained soil that does not dry out. Bulbs need to be damp during storage and before planting.Slow to establish,may self-seed once established.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Portland, Oregon
Sherwood, Oregon
Springfield, Oregon
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Poulsbo, Washington

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