Tricyrtis hirta

‘White Towers’



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Tricyrtis hirta ‘White Towers’

Lovely shiny green foliage topped with orchid type flowers in Autumn. Tricyrtis hirta ‘White Towers’ Flowers are white with yellowing centres and pink-tinged stamens. Leaves spread up the stems in an attractive fashion with the blooms forming at the tips.

Growing: Tricyrtis hirta ‘White Towers’

– Height with flowers: 75cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodland and also Dappled Sun.
– Soil: Tolerates most soil conditions but must be well drained.

– Fragrance:
– Frost:
– Growth:
Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Bees as well as other beneficial pollinators.

– Care: Very low maintenance, Can dead head flower stems when spent but only if desired.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both tend to steer clear of this plant because they find the growth unpalatable.
– Origin: East Asian in origin. This tricyrtis hybrid comes from the breeding efforts of Darrell Probst. Tricyrtis’ native range runs from China, Korea, and Japan in the north to Nepal, Taiwan and the Philippines in the south.

– History: The name tricyrtis comes from the Greek “tri” (three) and “kyrtos” (swelling, arched or humped) which refers to the 3 sack-like nectar sacks at the base of the flower heads. The most common explanation for the name toad lily is that the flowers and leaves are spotted like toads. The first European to document a Tricyrtis species was Carl Peter Thunberg, a Swedish surgeon and naturalist.


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