Erythronium revolutum

coast fawn lily, pink fawn lily

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Erythronium revolutum is a very charming Pacific Northwest native with nodding, lily-like flowers; these are borne on slender burgundy stems and open to pink, dark pink or almost rose along with showy orange-yellow stamens. The green foliage is variable being dappled with white and/or a dark eggplant hue. The horticultural folklore is the mottling is reminiscent of a fawn's coloring.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping bulb

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: light, open to dappled shade

Water Requirements: provide water during the growing season, if necessary

Seasonal Interest: charming pink flowers with lustrous mottled foliage

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: cream, dark green, white, yellow

Great Color Partners: pink, purple, rose, violet

Culture Notes
Plant this fawn lily in light to open or dappled shade. The habitat of this native erythronium is generally on or near moist sites such as near streams, wet meadows, or moist forests. Although growth and flowering is in mid-spring when moisture in the soil is typically adequate, provide water if unusually dry conditions prevail.