Toad Lily

Don’t be fooled by the toad lily’s unattractive name. These plants, and there are many different types, add a unique subtlety to the garden. The individual flowers look more like an exotic orchid rather than the "no brainer" perennial that they are. I have had a plant that has formed into a nice size clump over about five years. Because of their mauve color and unique markings I like using them in small autumn table arrangements with berries, colorful leaves, grasses and the last few rose blooms.

Toad Lily
Tricyrtis formosana
perennial, shade lover
Bloom Time
late summer
Partial Shade/Shade
moist, well drained soil
Plant Height
2 to 3 feet