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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

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Botanical Name: Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'

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SKU: #63671
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  • Botanical Name:

    Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'
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  • Suggested Uses:

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

  • 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 arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon 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.
  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 September 5, 2022 December 5, 2022
    7-10 September 26, 2022 December 5, 2022

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