Latin name: Erythronium ‘Pagoda’
Origin: Hybrid (E. tuolumnense and E. californicum ‘White Beauty’)
Erythroniums are commonly known as Dog’s tooth violets because of the shape of the bulb. E. ‘Pagoda’ is a clump-forming, fully-hardy perennial.
The leaves are mottled and the stems can grow to c.35 cm. Its flowers are a pale, sulphur yellow with a ring of reddish-brown at the centre.
E. ‘Pagoda’ has been given the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the RHS. This identifies it as a good plant to grow in the garden.
It can be grown in most well-drained soils. Plant at a depth of c.10 cm in partial shade and away from more delicate plants – when in prime conditions, it can multiply quickly.
Propagation is by division after flowering.