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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
description:
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.

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

usage:
Woodland gardens.

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

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