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botanical name:
Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki'
Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Toad lily, Hototogisu
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Relatively short, arching stems and light or yellowish green, veined, lance-shaped leaves with stem-clasping bases.. Both stems and leaves are densely hairy. Beautiful small orchid-like, white to pale lilac flowers with heavy purple spotting, from late summer to mid autumn.

Prefers a moist but well drained, humus-rich, sandy loam in light shade. Will grow in full sun if the soil does not dry out. Can be susceptible to slug damage.

By division in early spring.
May produce seed, but will not necessarily come true.

Woodland gardens.

other notes:
Named after the Miyazaki Agricultural Experiment Station, Miyazaki University, Japan, where this cultivar was raised.
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