Tricyrtis - Specimen Japanese Woodland Lily

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Tricyrtis, most commonly referred to as Toad Lily, is truly a one of a kind flower. It has the ability to bloom in the shade from late summer to early fall. Unique, white to pale lilac flowers covered with heavy purple spots are found in small clusters of 2-3 flowers. Tricyrtis are sometimes referred to as hairy toad lilies for some parts are found to be hairy. Excellent for use in borders, woodland areas, shade gardens or naturalized garden. Deer resistant.

About this Variety

Tricyrtis Blue Wonder is a compact hybrid that grows in a vase-shaped clump on upright stems with ovate, green leaves. Creamy white and powder blue lily-like flowers, with heavy blue-purple spotting and purple anthers covering all. It is a favorite due to its deepest blue colors.

Highlights

  • Returns and blooms year after year in most hardy zones
  • Perfect for garden beds and borders
  • Showy blooms
  • Deer & critter resistant
  • Easy to grow

Exposure:

Partial Shade to Full Shade

Blooms:

Summer to Fall

Height:

Grows 36-60" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant 18-24" apart, 1-2" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 4-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

Plant tricyrtis in the spring after all danger of frost has passed in a partially shaded to full shade location in moist but well draining soil. Soil preparation: The ideal soil is porous and drains well and yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments (peat moss or ground bark). Spread a 3-4" layer of soil amendment, add fertilizer and incorporate together into the soil to a depth of 10". To plant: Dig a hole 1-2" deep in a well drained location. Place the tricyrtis in hole with roots pointed down and space 18-24" apart. Cover with soil and water. Mulch in extreme climates.

Care Tip

Taller blooms may need staking.