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.
CareProvide 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.
PropagationSow seed when fresh in a cold frame. Divide when still dormant in early spring.
- Genus : Tricyrtis
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium to Wet
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials