From California, Erythronium tuolumnense is a yellow flowered species commonly called the Tuolumne fawn lily.
The foliage is a mid green and the bright yellow flowers that appear on reddish green stems in late winter to spring have recurved petals that add extra interest.
It is a species that has been widely used in hybridisation and is a Pagoda type. It will increase through multiplication of the bulbs to form an attractive clump in the garden or in a container.
Best grown where it receives full sun in winter to spring and shade in summer. A position beneath a deciduous tree and in a humus rich well drained soil is ideal.
Like most Erythronium species it does perform better in a climate where the winters are cool.
Like all of the species it prefers a soil that does not dry out over summer, so watering over dry periods in summer will be required.
After flowering and the foliage has died back, fertilise with a mix of aged cow manure and good garden mulch.
Erythronium species are available for sale form the following nurseries
'Sylvan Vale' 375 Olinda Creek Rd, Kalorama, VIC.3766
Including a large range of Rare and unusual bulbs, corms and perennials
21 Eridge Park Rd Bowral NSW 2576
Large range of rare plants, bulbs, trees and shrubs for sale online from our Southern Highlands NSW nurseries.