BLUE TOAD LILY
Lavender lily-like flowers, spotted with deeper purple. Clustered in branching heads on straight stems. Tricyrtis lasiocarpa BLUE TOAD LILY has shining deep green leaves with darker spots. Foliage forms a thick weed smothering carpet in shade as well as Dappled Light. Easily grown and is very frost hardy.
Growing: Tricyrtis lasiocarpa
BLUE TOAD LILY
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodland and also Dappled Sun.
– Soil: Tolerates most soil conditions but must be well drained.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Bees as well as other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Very low maintenance, Dead head flower stems when spent but only if desired.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both tend to steer clear of this plant because they find it 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.