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Tricyrtis - Toad Lilies

Noted for their uncommon beauty, late-season blooms and adaptability to shade, Tricyrtis (Toad Lilies) are perennials of exceptional garden merit. Perfect plants for moist woodlands or shady gardens, they produce incredibly pretty, exotic-looking blossoms when other plants are finished for the season. Deer resistant and easy to grow, Toad lilies are best planted where their small, unique flowers can be appreciated up close.


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Tricyrtis 'Blue Wonder' (Toad Lily)

Tricyrtis 'Blue Wonder' (Toad Lily) is a compact, shade-loving perennial with upright, arching stems clad with ovate, dark green leaves and ravishing clusters of creamy-white flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), adorned with blue and deep purple speckles and purple anthers. Borne in the upper leaf axils and stem tips, the blossoms can be admired from late summer to fall.

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Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' (Toad Lily)

Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' (Toad Lily) is a shade-loving perennial of vase-shaped habit with long, slightly arching stems clad with ovate, medium green leaves and ravishing clusters of small, creamy-white flowers, 1. in. long (2.3 cm), adorned with burgundy-purple spotting and blotching.

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Tricyrtis 'Taipei Silk' (Toad Lily)

Tricyrtis 'Taipei Silk' (Toad Lily) is a shade-loving perennial of upright-spreading habit with stiff stems clad with glossy, dark green leaves and ravishing clusters of large, creamy-white flowers, 1. in. long (3 cm), adorned with violet-lavender edges and reddish-purple spotting. Borne in the upper leaf axils and stem tips, the blossoms can be admired from late summer to fall.

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Autumn Glow' (Toad Lily)

Noted for its variegated foliage, Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’ (Toad Lily) is a shade-loving perennial with small, orchid-like flowers. The blooms feature six showy white tepals, heavily sprinkled with reddish purple to blue violet freckles and a yellow throat. Quite showy, they are borne in lax clusters at the top of erect stalks and sparkle in the garden in mid summer to early fall. The luminous foliage of shiny, lance-shaped, dark green leaves is adorned with wide golden-yellow margins and usually remains attractive throughout the growing season.

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' (Toad Lily)

Tricyrtis formosana ‘Dark Beauty’ (Toad Lily) is a pretty shade-loving perennial with large, smooth, dark green leaves adorned with dark purplish green spots. In late summer to early fall, clusters of small, orchid-like, white flowers, heavily sprinkled with dark purple freckles are borne in the upper leaf axils and at the top of erect stems.

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge' (Toad Lily)

Perfect to lighten up the shade garden, Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’ (Toad Lily) is a compact, shade-loving perennial with a luminous foliage of shiny, lance-shaped, dark green leaves adorned with creamy-yellow edges. The pretty foliage generally remains attractive throughout the growing season. In late summer to early fall, clusters of small, orchid-like, pale pink flowers, heavily sprinkled with purple freckles are borne in the upper leaf axils and at the top of the gracefully arching stems.

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' (Toad Lily)

Perfect to lighten up the shade garden, Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ (Toad Lily) is a compact, shade-loving perennial with a luminous foliage of shiny, lance-shaped, dark green leaves adorned with golden-yellow margins. In late summer to early fall, clusters of small, orchid-like, purple flowers, heavily sprinkled with dark purple freckles are borne in the upper leaf axils and at the top of erect stems. Sparkling in the garden, Toad Lily is an excellent perennial for adding late season color to the shade garden.

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Tricyrtis formosana (Toad Lily)

Tricyrtis formosana is regarded as a top performer as a result of its superior floral display, robust habit, winter hardiness and disease resistance.

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Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki Hybrids' (Toad Lily)

Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki Hybrids' (Toad Lily) is a shade-loving perennial with short, gracefully arching, hairy stems clad with lance-shaped green leaves arranged in a ladder-like fashion. Blooming from late summer to fall, clusters of large, orchid-like, white flowers heavily sprinkled with purple freckles appear all along the stems. Quite showy, they are borne in the leaf axils along the entire stem, creating a more impressive floral display than on other species.

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Tricyrtis hirta 'Tojen' (Toad Lily)

One of the earliest Japanese Toad Lilies to bloom, Tricyrtis hirta 'Tojen' is a shade-loving perennial with short, gracefully arching, burgundy stems clad with large, lush, spring-green leaves arranged in a ladder-like fashion. Blooming from late summer to fall, clusters of large, showy, orchid-like, white flowers adorned with lavender-edged petals appear all along the stems. Unlike most Toad Lilies, the blossoms are without spotting. Quite showy, they are borne in the leaf axils along the entire stem, creating a more impressive floral display than on other species.

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