Erythronium sibiricum (Siberian Fawn Lily) is a small, half-shade loving, bulbous perennial that is native to Mongolia and the Altai Mountains. In the right conditions, it can reach heights of about 2-5 feet and can be quite resilient. It features beautiful pink flowers that have a yellow throat, making it a very attractive addition to the garden.
In terms of care and maintenance, Erythronium sibiricum should be watered regularly, but not excessively. The plant thrives in moist soil, though if too much water is given, it can cause the roots to rot. If the soil is too dry, however, the leaves will start to droop. For the best results, water when the surface of the soil is slightly dry and only until the water starts to run off.
Erythronium sibiricum is a medicinal plant, and its root is often used in herbal medicine. It also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. USDA zone 3-8 are recommended for optimum growth of the Erythronium sibiricum.
With its beauty, medicinal benefits and attraction of wildlife, there is much to love about the Erythronium sibiricum. For those who have access to the optimal growing conditions, it can provide a unique addition to the garden that can last for many years.