Toad Lily - Plant

Tricyrtis hirta 
Toad Lily

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.
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • Toad 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 borders
    Tricyrtis 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'.
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  • Care
  • Tricyrtis 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.
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  • Specifics
  • We 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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  • Extra information
  • 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 height60 - 90 cm
    Planting distance20 - 30 cm
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