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Tricyrtis hirta, Toad Lily

Tricyrtis hirta

Toad Lily
Family: Liliaceae    (Formerly:Uvulariaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Calochortoideae
USDA Zone: 4-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorBlue, lavender, purple flowersPink flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tricyrtis hirta or Toad Lily is an ideal choice for anyone looking to make a statement in the garden. This beautiful small plant is low-growing, reaching heights of 2 to 5 feet. It is a groundcover in colder regions and will really thrive if given semi-shade and regular water. Each flower carries a unique and unusual pattern of colors, including pink, blue, lavender, and purple. In the late summer and fall months, the blooms take on a richer hue, ranging from red and crimson to vinous. Tricyrtis hirta is a hardy plant and can be grown in USDA Zones 4 to 9.

When it comes to taking care of the Toad Lily, it is important to know that Tricyrtis hirta does best when grown in a soil that is moist but well-drained. If planted in the ground, it is important to mulch the plant in colder regions and to keep the soil consistently moist. Additionally, the plant does better in a slightly shaded area rather than full sun, and it can also be kept in a pot, though extra care and effort should be taken to ensure the water is not too excessive and the soil drains well.

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Tricyrtis hirta, Toad Lily
Tricyrtis hirta, Toad Lily
Tricyrtis hirta, Toad Lily
Tricyrtis hirta, Toad Lily

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