Toad Lily - PlantTricyrtis hirta
They look like orchids!
Unusual and easy-to-grow plants that absolutely deserve a prominent place in the garden and also thrive in areas with partial to full shade. Toad lilies (Tricyrtis hirta) bloom a little later in the year, with fabulous speckled orchid-like flowers and handsome foliage. Plant together in groups to achieve the best effect.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreToad lilies are perennials that thrive particularly well in gardens. Prepare a large hole in quality, loose soil. Poor soil can be improved by working in some compost and cow manure fertiliser pellets. Plant the root ball of the Toad lily at the appropriate depth in the hole, which means with the top planted just below ground level. Refill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. Toad lilies grow and flourish in partially sunny area with soil rich in humus and nutrients.
Toad lilies in bordersTricyrtis hirta is a relatively late bloomer, covered in exquisite flowers from August until late October. Toad lilies are especially beautiful in borders when planted in large groups. You can make stunning combinations with other late bloomers. Try planting them next to, for example, Japanese anemones like the Anemone Hupehensis 'Praecox' and lilyturf like Liriope Muscari 'Moneymaker'.
Show moreTricyrtis hirta is an easy-to-grow perennial plant that requires minimal maintenance. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out because it does not tolerate dry soil very well. The Toad lily dislikes calcareous soil. Each spring, add garden compost to replenish nutrients. Once the frost has turned the foliage black, it can be cut back and then covered with a layer of fallen leaves for winter protection. In spring, cutback any leaves and soon you will see new shoots appearing above the ground.
Show moreWe have selected the most beautiful colour combinations for our mix of Toad lilies. The flowers of this plant are uniquely shaped and resemble orchids, which is why this plant is also referred to as the poor man’s orchid. The flowers are star-shaped, speckled and have prominent stamens.
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Latin name Tricyrtis hirta Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference partial sun , full shade Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period August - October Growing height 60 - 90 cm Planting distance 20 - 30 cm