Toad lily

Tricyrtis hirta

Toad lily - Tricyrtis hirta

Common Name: Toad lily
Genus: Tricyrtis
Species: hirta

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained



    Sprays of exotic-looking, purple-spotted white flowers from August to October and hairy lance-shaped pale green leaves. This fascinating toad lily is one of our recommended plants. Ideal for adding vertical interest in a sheltered shady border or woodland garden specimens grown in cold areas of the country appreciate a deep dry winter mulch.
  • Garden care: In cold areas of the country provide a deep dry winter mulch around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring while the plant is still dormant.


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