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White Trout Lily

White Trout Lily

White Trout Lily

There is no such thing as the "perfect" water for goldfish. However, for a tank size of less than 10ft, the White Trout Lily is a good bet. Its leaves are rounded, and the leaves' fringe of small leaves cover the sides of the tank. The White Trout Lily is a great alternative to plants like Java Moss.Trout Lily has tulip-like green leaves with silvery-maroon mottled markings. The plants will spread slowly to form colonies, but can take many years to flower. A single, very attractive flower will bloom for just a few days on mature plants early in the spring. The plant will fade into dormancy by mid-summer.

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Also called Dog Tooth Violets, these lovely spring ephemerals are just what you need to see after a long, dreary winter. White Trout Lilies are spreaders. Their underground roots will bud off new plants and in only a few seasons, a couple plants can spread into many. Trout Lilies offer pollinators a much needed meal during a time when little else is available. What is even more impressive is the impact that Trout Lilies can have on their neighbors. Known as the vernal dam hypothesis, research shows that spring wildflowers like Trout Lily actually serve as nutrient pools for the entire forest. Without plants like Trout Lily, spring rains would saturate the soil, where it would then run off into local waterways, taking with it valuable nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus.

Because Trout Lilies grow well at low soil temperatures, they actually take up nutrients that would otherwise be lost during this time. When the warmer summer weather hits and the leaves die back, they then release a lot of nutrients back into soil where vigorously growing plants are ready to take it up. By choosing Trout Lilies for your landscape you are giving back to the surrounding plant communities more than you may realize!This species may be difficult and/or slow to germinate and grow to maturity. Please note the germination code. Seed of this species is kept under refrigeration (33-38 F) in our warehouse. The days in transit to you in colder or warmer conditions won’t harm the seed, but it should be put back in refrigeration until you are ready to plant or apply pre-sowing treatment. (Source: www.prairiemoon.com)

 

 

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