|Covered in flowers late October |
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.
||part - full shade
||ordinary garden soil
||I've not found viable seed on my plants.
|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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|josette||Feb 14, 2005||Your photos are absolutely beautiful.. Mine looks like this, but does not grow to 3 -4 feet...mine is 3 to 4 inches.|
|Laura||Aug 04, 2005||I love Tricyrtis and have 4 varieties. Amethyst which grows upright, was the first to bloom with striking purple edge that at times changes deep blue. They started blooming as early as end of June and are still going. Tojen was next to flower begining July but has a more arching habit than upright. Miyazaki sent a few flowers shortly there after not giving many blooms due to being a starter planted this year. The last variety was my first tricyrtis and was responsible for my obsession. I have since come to know that it has different spellings the name. I know it as Hatatogisa. The flowers on this cultivar change from a pale lavender to a true blue making for a stunning show. They are just setting bud at this time and I probably won't see flowers until the end of August /September.
Rob love your web site and it has helped me out a great deal. Thank you for putting what I know to be great effort into sharing freely.
I would be glad to give you any cuttings , seeds ect of my collections if you desire them.
Thanks for writing, Laura. Mine are now (November 1) in full bloom, and are sure to be knocked out of commission by the first real overnight freeze we get.
|Maureen||Apr 21, 2010||I recently learned that if you cut these down in July, they do not grow so tall, my only problem with these.|
|Carolyn||Nov 11, 2010||I am wondering if this plant can be a stand alone in a shady terrace area by itself. Or will there not be enough interest earlier in the season? In other words, is the foliage something that can hold interest before flowering and is it full enough?|
The foliage is quite attractive: glossy, and not prone to getting tattered. Certainly works for me.
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