Toad lily

Tricyrtis formosana ‘Amethystina’

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Toad lily (Tricyrtis formosana ‘Amethystina’)
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Genus:  Tricyrtis
Amethystina's upward-facing, star-like blossoms are bluish-lavender with purple spots and creamy bases. It blooms in early autumn along arching stems up to 3 feet tall and grows half as wide. Toad lilies make subtle but exotic specimens for woodland borders and other shady gardens.
Care:  Provide moist, but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. Mulch plants in cold climates with little snow cover, and site this late-blooming species in a sheltered location to protect blossoms from early frosts.
Propagation:  Sow seed when fresh in a cold frame. Divide when still dormant in early spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails.

Overview

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
Flower Color
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Perennials

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