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Erythronium oregonum

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erythronium (er-ih-THROH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: oregonum (or-reh-GAH-num) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Mottled

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive buggycrazy On Aug 22, 2008, buggycrazy from Lebanon, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:

This Erythronium will tolerate full sun to dense shade in the Pacific Northwest, its native habitat. It doesn't make offsets so seed growing is the only way to propagate it. It goes dormant early in summer as most Western natives do, so it takes many years to reach bloom size from seed due to the short growing season. Once established it is very drought tolerant and is not bothered much by our #1 plant pest, slugs. It also grows very well in containers but cannot tolerate dessication so containers need to be kept slightly moist even when they are dormant.

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 22, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant prefers somewhat shady conditions and rich, well-drained soil. Flowers bloom in early spring. They typically grow in colonies in wooded areas

Dark green leaves have brown mottling. In Spring , creamy white flowers with yellow centers to the sturdy stems.

Neutral bobbix On Jun 21, 2003, bobbix from Chehalis, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grows wild in Washington State at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Not known if it is cultivated

Regional...

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

Sandwich, Massachusetts
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Adair Village, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Lebanon, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Bellevue, Washington
Ridgefield, Washington



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