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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
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.

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.

From seed or by division in early spring.

Woodland gardens.

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