Tricyrtis hirta, the toad lily is a Japanese species of hardy perennial in the lily family. Tricyrtis hirta is found growing on shaded rocky cliffs and stream banks in central and southern Japan.
Its unique showy flowers bloom in late August through September, and produces multiple clusters of flowers. Flowers are small, lily-like flowers about 1 inch long with six showy tepals. It’s easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in part to full shade. The plant is 15-24 inches high and wide. Bees loved it!
Plant Name: Salix purpurea ‘ Nana’ Common Name: Dwarf Purple Willow Plant type: Deciduous shrub Height: 6 ft Spread: 6 ft Blooms: April – May Flowers Color: White, Green Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Lean, well-drained Water Needs: Evenly Moist, somewhat drought tolerant when established. Attributes: Prized for it’s blue-green foliage and deep purple stems. Quick growing. Deer resistant. Showy flowers attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Note: Can be kept smaller with winter pruning to the ground. Tolerates Black Walnut. Uses: Pollinator garden, Good for wet areas, Beds and borders, Foundation planting, Rain garden. Whips used in basket making. Pond and Creek-side plantings. Native to: Europe and Western Asia USDA Hardiness Zone: 3a-8b
Plant Name: Tricyrtis Common Name: Toad Lily Plant type: Hardy Perennial Height: 2-3 feet Spread: 1.5 -2 feet Bloom Time: August – September Flower Color: White to Pale Lilac – Heavy Purple Spotting Exposure: Part to Full Shade Soil Requirements: Rich humus, Slightly acidic soils Water Needs: Medium to wet Attributes: Small lily like unique flowers. Late bloomer. Ability to bloom the Shade. Showy flowers Note: Do not let soil dry out. Plant so flowers can be viewed easily. Bait for slugs. Deer & rabbits eat them! Uses: Woodland garden, Naturalized areas, Containers, Borders, Water Garden Native to: Himalayas to eastern Asia USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Plant Name: Gaillardia aristata Common Name: Gallo Peach Blanket Flower Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial Height: 12-16 inches Spread: 12-16 inches Bloom Time: Spring to late summer Flower Color: Yellow with peachy gold blush, Yellow-orange center. Exposure: Full Sun Soil Requirements: Best in poor sandy soil, does not like clay soil. Water Needs: Water well until established, then water occasionally Attributes: Showy prolific flowers, Long bloomer, Drought tolerant once established, Deer resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Interesting globe seed pods Note: Clip spent flowers to encourage repeat blooms. Cut back in late summer to encourage second blooming in the fall. Divide every 2-3 years. Uses: Cut flowers, Borders, Perennial garden, Pollinator garden, Native garden, Butterfly Gardens. Native to: Patented plant USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-10