Tricyrtis macrantha, Tricyrtis macranthopsis, Yellow Chinese Toad Lily

Tricyrtis macrantha, Tricyrtis macranthopsis

Yellow Chinese Toad Lily
Family: Liliaceae    (Formerly:Uvulariaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Calochortoideae
Origin: Japan
USDA Zone: 6-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tricyrtis macrantha, or Yellow Chinese Toad Lily, is a native to Japan. It is a groundcover and low-growing perennial that can reach a maximum height of 2ft. This plant needs semi-shade but will also tolerate full shade and needs regular or moderate water depending on the location. Its beautiful yellow and orange flowers bloom in late summer and early fall.

When it comes to caring for the Tricyrtis macrantha, it can be done in a pot in cold regions as well as in the garden. When planted in a pot or container, the soil should be kept moist but not soggy as this will encourage root rot. The pot should be placed in partial shade to help maintain adequate moisture. Additionally, when planting in a container, using a high-quality potting mix is recommended for optimal plant health.

When planted in the garden, Tricyrtis macrantha is hardy to USDA Zone 6-9. It will require slightly more water when planted in the ground, however, the soil should never become waterlogged. As previously mentioned, the plant prefers semi-shaded areas with adequate moisture, so avoid planting in direct sunlight.

Finally, Tricyrtis macrantha can be propagated by dividing rhizomes, tubers, and corms or by planting seeds. When dividing rhizomes or tubers, make sure they are separated into healthy segments and then replant. Planting seeds requires soil temperatures of around 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit and may take a few months before they germinate.

In conclusion, Tricyrtis macrantha is an ideal plant to add year-round color to any garden. With proper care, this beautiful plant can thrive in almost any climate and will bring a unique elegance to your garden.

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