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Tricyrtis ‘Hototogisu’

An engaging dwarf form of ‘Toad Lily’ with Autumn sprays of lavender orchid-like flowers. Spotted with deeper purple and a white throat on 30cm stems. Tricyrtis ‘Hototogisu’ foliage forms a thick weed smothering carpet. Interestingly Hototogisu is the Japanese common name for all Tricyrtis. This derives from the songbird because it’s purple and white breast markings are said to resemble the flower.

Strong, Reliable performer

Tricyrtis was officially regarded as a top performer in the 2001 Chicago Botanic Plant Evaluation study as a result of its superior floral display, robust habit, winter hardiness and disease resistance. Relatively trouble-free because Toad Lily requires little maintenance and is also frost hardy. Additionally left alone by deer and rabbits and pest resistant.

Growing: Tricyrtis ‘Hototogisu’

– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 15cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodland as well as Dappled Sun.
– Soil: Tolerates dry conditions and most soils but must be well drained.

– Fragrance:
– Frost: 
– Growth:
Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Bees and also 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.


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