Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tricyrtis Empress

One of the loveliest flower displays in my garden is produced by Tricyrtis ‘Empress’, an unusual but beautiful plant commonly known as Toad-Lily. This is one of the last perennials to bloom; a wonderful way to end the season. Plant this pretty perennial in a spot where it can be seen. The added attraction is that it prefers a shady spot. It doesn’t get any better.


Care Requirements:

Light: Partial Shade, Full Shade

Soil Type: Normal, Sandy, Clay

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Care Level: Easy

Flower Colour: Purple, White

Blooming Time: Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

Foliage Color: Deep Green

Flower Head Size: Small

Height: 70-80 cm (27-31 inches)

Spread: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches)

Growth Rate: Medium


This is one perennial I am definitely looking forward to next gardening season.


3 comments:

  1. The toad lily sure is a beautiful plant. Perhaps it should go on my wish list. It has been a couple of years since I've grown lilies because of the red lily beetle.

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  2. It's very exotic looking. Looks like it should be in some rain forest!

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  3. Plant away, Crafty Gardener. The red lily beetle is not interested in this one.

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    Jane, it reminds me of orchids. Its flowers are just as lovely.

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