Erythronium Kondo is a gorgeous perennial that has brownish-red stems with up to 7 flowers per stem. On top of each stem, sits a nodding flowerhead of golden yellows with a darker orange ring towards the base centre with petals that are gently reflexed. Large, ovate foliage is lightly mottled with bronze hues.
Numerous golden yellow blooms, Erythronium Kondo is a vigorous blooming specimen of the Genus of Erythronium. Ideally used towards the front of beds, borders or rock gardens and left undisturbed in underplanting areas will naturalise.
Erythronium is derived from the Greek word for red and refers to the typical colours of the popular Dens-Canis variety. Erythronium have curvy, reflexed petals in the blooms and long, strap-like foliage, some varieties have mottled foliage and typically with one bloom per bulb. Native to Europe to Asia and North America, there are similarities with Tulips. Colours often include creamy whites, delightful yellows and variations of pinks.
Erythronium are accustomed to woodland and mountain meadow areas and prefer fertile soils that are well drained. Erythronium blooms can vary with their blooming with some in the springtime and others in the summer months.
Plant Erythronium bulbs in moist, but well-drained fertile soils. Depending on the variety, the depth of planting can vary greatly with some cultivars only requiring being gently covered while other varieties require a typical planting depth of 5-10cm.
Full hardy, Erythronium can tolerate colder climates, but prefers to settle an area and can be used well to naturalise an area if left undisturbed. Given the correct soil requirements and maintained moisture, Erythronium will grow in sunny to partially shaded areas. Advisable locations include flower beds, borders, rockeries, informal gardens, underplanting of shrubs and other taller plants
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