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.