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Tricyrtis hirta

Tricyrtis hirta
Covered in flowers late October
Common name toad lily
Family calochortaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers white/purple (Sept-Oct)
Size 3-4'
Light part - full shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed I've not found viable seed on my plants.

Orchid-like blossoms, white speckled with purple, look unlike just about anything else in our garden, and last as long as 3 weeks. The glossy narrow foliage is attractive throughout the growing season. The clump gets a little bigger every year.

toad lily
Tricyrtis hirta
Healthy, fresh-looking leaves in early June

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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