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Trout Lily

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Trout Lily - Erythronium americanum

The Trout Lily, also known as the Dog Toothed Violet or Woodland Glory, is a beautiful, flowering plant that is native to eastern North America. The green and brown spotted foliage is said to resemble the markings seen on the Brown Trout. It is a perennial, which means there is a bulb that will regrow year after year with the proper care. The plant is known for it was medicinal benefits and was used to aid in wound care and healing by Native Americans.


Trout lily are unique plants you will want to add to your garden.

They do very well in groups and prefer areas ranging from full shade to partial sun. An area that is speckled with light through large trees would be perfect for this flowering beauty. This plant is an excellent choice if you are in need of a ground covering plant in areas that are very shady, or if you have low light areas that you would like to add a great pop of color to in the spring. One of the best features of this beauty is that it is usually flowering before most other perennials and even when it is not in its full spring bloom, during the summer and fall seasons, the mottled leaves of this plant are stunning in their own right. It only requires light to moderate amounts of water and prefers drier soil during dormancy. When spring arrives, these little treasures seem to pop up almost overnight and make their presence known.

Trout Lily grow best in USDA zones 3-9.

The downward facing, bell-shaped blooms can be cut and brought indoors for use in a vase or an arrangement. These magnificent plants, when left undisturbed, will form clusters or colonies on their own and are sure to make a fabulous prospect to your garden with its showy blooms of yellow or white in early spring.


The Trout Lily is shipped bare root.


  • USDA Zones 3-9
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  • Color: Yellow
  • Season: Spring-Summer
  • Height: 6-8 inches
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Bulbs
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
4.0 Based on 21 reviews
  • 3
    trout Lily

    May 13, 2024 Reviewer: Elizabeth

    The bulbs didn't seem very healthy. They were small in their husks.

  • 4
    Trout Lily

    May 08, 2024 Reviewer: Elizabeth Downs

    It arrived quickly. This last shipment seemed to have small muddy bulbs, but they were very much alive. They are planted and am waiting to see what happens.

  • 5
    Trout Lily

    May 01, 2024 Reviewer: Donna Tyler

    The trout Lily bulbs came in very good condition. I will definitely be purchasing again from from Native Wildflowers.

  • 5
    Trout lily

    Apr 23, 2024 Reviewer: Cate Gross

    Bubls came in great shape. Have not planted yet.

  • 5
    Trout Lilly

    Apr 22, 2024 Reviewer: T. B. Ohio

    Bulbs arrived quickly. I planted them near some Hepatica roots I also purchased. I love the leaves as much as the blossoms.

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