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Toad Lily

Tricyrtis spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size




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Toad Lily Overview

The genus Tricyrtis, also termed toad lilies, contains 23 hardy, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennials with hairy stems. They produce dramatic, star-shaped inflorescences, heavily patterned with speckled markings. Foliage is frequently glossy and veined. They originate from Eastern Asia to the Himalayas and species may be found in China, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan, with some species cultivated in other locations for their ornamental value. This genus is well-suited to a woodland garden or a shady border.

Common problems with Toad Lily

How to propagate Toad Lily


Propagation is by division in the spring.


Seeds in the autumn.


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