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Tricyrtis

Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)

As late summer- and fall-flowering shade plants, toad lilies are tops. In late summer, toad lilies burst open with orchid-like, butterfly-attracting blooms that can last almost until frost.


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Tricyrtis (Toad Lily) is sort of like Smuckers™ jelly...with a name like that, it's gotta be good. As late summer- and fall-flowering shade plants, toad lilies are tops. In late summer, toad lilies burst open with orchid-like, butterfly-attracting blooms that can last almost until frost. We feature exciting new tricyrtis varieties this year, with many more to come.

Although toad lilies prefer a slightly moist, woodland garden site, these shade perennials will tolerate some drought once established. If tricyrtis are kept too dry the leaves will become brown along the edge and will produce fewer flowers.

It is best to grow tricyrtis where their small intricately beautiful flowers can be appreciated up close. Plant the upright tricyrtis varieties in the front of a border, while the arching toad lilies are best displayed weeping over a wall or on a hill. Toad lilies look great planted with other shade garden plants like hosta, anemone, ferns, astilbe, helleborus, Solomon's seal, carex, and heuchera. When you're ready to buy tricyrtis, you'll find our current list of toad lilies for sale.

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