Morning all! As spring slowly gets underway our Looking Good plant of the weekend is Erythronium ‘Pagoda’, commonly known as the Dog Tooth Violet.
It’s not violet, as you can see, but a beautiful yellow-flowered perennial bulb, with slightly mottled, rich green leaves. A popular garden plant, it has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
It thrives in fully or partially-shaded areas, such as under deciduous trees or in rock gardens, and it prefers humus-rich, free-draining soil. Fully hardy, Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ blooms from March-April and each stem produces up to ten nodding, star-shaped flowers. Once planted, over time they build steadily into impressive clumps that are best left undisturbed.