Erythronium dens-canis ‘Old Aberdeen’
A beautiful early Erythronium with charming reflexed petals and mottled leaves. The deep purple/pink flowers have golden brown markings at their base, and inky blue anthers. This dogs tooth violet will flower year after year in March. We send out flowering sized bulbs.
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Erythronium dens-canis ‘Old Aberdeen’ is a bulbous perennial which grows up to 15-20cm in height. Early flowering with beautiful mottled leaves, this dogs tooth violet has stunning deep purple/pink flowers with inky blue anthers and golden brown markings at the base of the petals, which are charmingly reflexed. Their leaves die back in June and appear again in early March, and the flowers shortly afterwards.
Erythronium dens-canis ‘Old Aberdeen’ flower from early March, and the bulbs become dormant over the summer. The best time to buy and plant Erythronium bulbs is in July/August/September, because they will root down in the autumn while the soil is still warm. The attractive glossy leaves start to emerge towards the end of February.
Please note: We send these to you as dormant, freshly lifted, flowering size bulbs from July through to September ready for potting up or planting directly into the garden.
The species and cultivars of Erythronium that we offer are all selected because they are good garden plants. They grow well in dappled shade and the bulbs should be kept damp and not dried out.
Our collection has taken many years to develop. It takes at least 5 years to grow a flowering sized bulb from seed and propagation by division is slow.
For Erythronium dens-canis ‘Old Aberdeen’ planting advice see our Erythronium Planting Advice page
Our Erythronium range has been reviewed in The Telegraph and provides further information and advise which is well worth reading:-