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Tricyrtis 'Shirohotogisu'

Tricyrtis 'Shirohotogisu'

Common name toad lily
Family calochortaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers white (late summer-fall)
Size 18-24"
Light part-full shade
From seed may benefit from cold treatment
detailed seed-starting info below

No speckles on this one. I received seed for this in a trade; some of the resulting plants are speckle-less white (which is, I believe, characteristic of 'Shirohotogisu'), while others are speckled purple. The white ones haven't thus far grown as tall as the purple ones (about 12" vs. about 18"), but the foliage is quite similar. The purple ones grow a bit taller than our T. macropoda, but the flowers look the same.

toad lily
purple-speckled cousins

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (4w; 5%G, 18-21d) - 35F (4w) - 70F (16%G, 7-21d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (62%G, 13-22d)

Somehow, did better the second year. Go figure.

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