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Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'

Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'

We love how wooded sites, rock gardens and other rugged, often-neglected sites come alive with beautiful soft color and tons of textural interest thanks to this unique bulb plant. Purple King erythronium dens-canis, also known as Dog's Tooth Violet, bears petite, pale purple flowers with mustard yellow centers. The exotic-looking blooms sit amid glossy, bronze-speckled foliage that creates a highly attractive backdrop. Purple King makes a striking addition to sun-dappled borders, along shady tree lines or between evergreen shrubs during the spring season. This carefree bulb plant is easy to grow, naturalizes beautifully and is not bothered by hungry deer. Plant in part shade in well-drained soil.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
  • Bloom Time Early to mid spring (April)
  • Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Ship AsI Bulb
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Naturalizes Well

We ship this item in Fall

Botanical Name: Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'

Availability: Preorder. Ships in Fall
SKU: #63671
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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name:

    Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'
  • Ship As:

    Bulb
  • Size:

    I
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Pollinator, Woodland Garden
  • Flower Color:

    Purple
  • Flower Form:

    1-1.5"penduulous lily-shaped flowers with refled petals.
  • Foliage Type:

    Glossy, speckled with bronze accents.
  • Mature Spread:

    2 - 3 inches
  • Spacing:

    3 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    3" deep and 3" apart
  • Soil Moisture:

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    None, let foliage yellow naturally
  • Winter Care:

    Mulch +/- 1" max.
  • Planting Depth:

    3" deep
  • Watering Requirements:

    Average to high water needs.
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Once per year in the spring
  • Special Care:

    Not needed

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs and bareroots arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advanced orders, and as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules. The type of product you order or the weather may affect the anticipated shipping schedule. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states. What zone am I in?

Fall 2024 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroots
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3A - 6B 9/2/24 - 12/6/24 12/2/24
    7A - 10B 9/23/24 - 12/6/24 12/2/24


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Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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