A vigorous hybrid selected by Carl Purdy at the end of the 19th Century, like all Erythroniums needing shade and a dry dormant period, as its parents from the USA were woodland species. The stems stand 9" (20cm) high with large white blooms with swept back petals, each with a rusty red basal ring, hanging over attractively white mottled leaves. A very good garden plant which produces offsets freely, forming large clumps.
Do not let the tubers dry out and plant in a cool, drained position where it will not become sun-baked in summer. Under shrubs and trees, whose roots will take away excess moisture in summer would be ideal. Plant 5" (12.5cm) apart, handling the tubers gently. Succeeds in almost any light soil, preferring one that is rich in humus.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.For more information on RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit www.rhs.org.uk/plants