General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 - 14 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: Leaves can be cooked as a leaf vegetable.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Seeds are hydrophilic
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners

Common names
  • Pink Fawn Lily
  • Western Trout Lily
  • Dog's Tooth Violet
  • Bog Fawn-lily
  • Mahogany Fawn-lily
  • Mahogany Fawnlily

Photo Gallery
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.  
Date: 2008-04-27
A pink-mauve variety with spotted leaves. Very demure.
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-03-30
Unfortunately under invasion by Sanguinaria canadensis volunteers
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2013-04-13
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-03-30
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On April 23, 2022 Seeds sown
On 4-23-2022, soaked overnight 15 seeds 2020C (Plant World Seeds) from bxncbx; 2-4 weeks warm; 4-6 weeks cold; germinate at 41-54 degrees. Finally fridged these on 7-23-2022. Unfridged 9-16-2022. No germination. Refridged on 12-23-2022.
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