Tricyrtis formosana - toad lily

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A lovely plant with great garden attributes and yet little-known by gardeners. Toad lilies flower late in the season when everything else is winding down; they flower in deep shade; and they need little maintenance apart from regular watering or moist soil.


"The baby plant that I purchased in October 2020 is now flowering well. It's a tiny treasure"
Valerie, The Gap QLD - see the image gallery for her photo

Tricyrtis formosana var. stolonifera - toad lily
APPEARANCE: Herbaceous perennial lily with long deep green leaves and star-shaped freckled flowers in late summer and autumn. This variety has mottled purple flowers that are dwarf in size.
USE IN: Mixed beds and borders, under trees, shady places, containers.
CLIMATE : Frost hardy.
PLANTING: Part shade or shade with dappled sunlight. Likes moist loamy soil. Frost hardy. Plant in a warm spot in cooler climate areas to maximise flowering.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. An extra pre-winter mulch is beneficial.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  40 - 80 cm H x 40 - 80 cm W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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