Erythronium rostratum 'Newsome Sinks'

Newton Sinks Beaked Trout Lily

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Item #: 13419

Zones: 4a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Summer, Fall

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 2.5" pot (7.9 fl. oz/233 ml)


(aka: Erythronium rostratum A2AL-074) We are thrilled to offer the rarely grown, but superbly ornamental Erythronium rostratum, seed propagated here from our original 2011 collection in the Newsome Sinks region of Northwest Alabama. There, this amazing spring ephemeral native grows by the hundreds of thousands. It's taken a while, but our single division has spread nicely by underground stolons to the point that we can share. This small 6" tall lily family member emerges in mid-March (NC), and is adorned in late March with 1" wide butter yellow, outfacing flowers that are simply stunning. The flowers only last a few days before it sets seed and goes dormant for the summer. The tiny tubers are flowering size, despite not being much larger than a pencil point. In the wild, Erythronium often grows on limestone derived soils, but are well adapted to a slightly acid woodland as well.