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Tricyrtis ‘Miyazaki’

Beautiful flowers like sprays of miniature lilies, ivory white and heavily, clearly spotted with dark purple. Tricyrtis ‘Miyazaki’ TOAD LILY is a superb new plant developed at the Miyazaki Research Station in Japan for improved garden use. Bred to have more graceful, arching, and shorter stems than the original rather stiff hirta species.But even more importantly bred to have larger more lovely flowers to be used as commercial cut flowers in Japan. Does very nicely in full to 1/2 shade, where it needs little to no attention despite its exotic, delicate appearance. Frost hardy. Water efficient. Blooms late summer & autumn with sprays of stars to 60cm.(2ft).

Growing: Tricyrtis ‘Miyazaki’

– Height with flowers: 65cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodland, Dappled Sun.
– Soil: Well Drained and also tolerates dry conditions.

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

– Care: Very low maintenance, Dead head flower stems when spent if desired but not necessary.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both tend to steer clear of this plant because they find the plant 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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