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: 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