Plant Care Dimpled Trout Lily

Dimpled Trout Lily

About Dimpled Trout Lily

Dimpled Trout Lily is a native spring ephemeral found the southeastern U.S.A. It grows from a small white pointed bulb that multiplies and can form colonies. The bulbs are often deep and it's difficult to dig them up without damaging the plant.


Erythronium umbilicatum

How to care for Dimpled Trout Lily


How often to water your Dimpled Trout Lily

Water needs for Dimpled Trout Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Dimpled Trout Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dimpled Trout Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dimpled Trout Lily: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dimpled Trout Lily may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Dimpled Trout Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dimpled Trout Lily: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dimpled Trout Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dimpled Trout Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dimpled Trout Lily

Dimpled Trout Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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