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botanical name:
Tricyrtis hirta
Tricyrtis hirta © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Toad lily, Hototogisu
synonyms:  Tricyrtis japonica
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.80m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
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
description:
Clump forming, rhizomatous perennial pale green, veined, lance-shaped leaves. Both stems and leaves are densely hairy. Near white flowers, spotted with lilac-purple and with purple stigmas, from late summer to mid autumn.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by division in early spring.

usage:
Woodland gardens.

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