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Tricyrtis 'Tojen' (Toad lily)

Tricyrtis 'Tojen' Photo/Illustration: Richard Hawke


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Tricyrtis 'Tojen' try-SIR-tiss Common Name: Toad lily Synonyms: T. 'Togen' Genus: Tricyrtis
This luminous hybrid bears unspotted, orchid-like lavender flowers with yellow-throated bases. It has unusually large and clean leaves, which look great all season. It grows up to 3 feet tall, although its lovely, almost weeping, habit keeps the plant's height closer to 2 or 2.5 feet. It grows to about 3 feet wide. Toad lilies make subtle but exotic specimens for woodland borders and other shady sites.
Care: Provide moist, but well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Mulch plants in cold climates with little snow cover.
Propagation: Sow seed when fresh in a cold frame. Divide when still dormant in early spring.
Problems: Slugs, snails.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium to Wet
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Waterside
Style Shade, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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