About this cultivar:
Tricyrtis latifolia is a unique species from Japan and China, typically growing in forests and on forest edges. It is among the first of the toad lilies to flower. Flowers have pale yellow tepals with tiny purple-red spots. Occasionally, many of the upper leaves will also produce flowers. The foliage will spread out at the top to make a nice e clump...a great accent for summer interest in the garden.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: June, July, August, September
- Other features: Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving, Grows well in Ballyrobert, Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Clump forming, mat forming
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
- Spread: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, yellow
- Goes well with: --
About this genus:
Tricyrtis is a genus of flowering plants in the Lily family (Liliaceae), with approximately eighteen species. The species are commonly known in English as Toad lilies. It has a native range from the Himalayas to eastern Asia, including China, Japan, Philippines and Formosa,and a few species are cultivated for their ornamental qualities in other parts of the world.
Tricyrtis are herbaceous perennials with creeping rhizomes. The stems are typically erect or maybe ascending, and sometimes branched from the middle to the top. The showy, solitary flowers are bisexual. The tepals are white or yellow with purplish spots, usually recurved or reflexed.
A lovely genus, despite the common name, the cultivars we have are easy to grow in any soil that isn't too dry or too wet, and in any situation that isn't deep full shade.