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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 7, 2013 6:04 PM CST
I have seen pictures and read articles about Toad Lilies for shade gardens but am not certain that I have ever seen them. I ran unto these at a nursery today and found them very attractive. What has been your experience in growing them?











Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Gothicgardener
Oct 7, 2013 6:26 PM CST
Hello,
I have been growing them for years in my shade garden and I love them. They are very easy to grow, and they spread out in the garden but they're not invasive. It's different than the common fall mum. It looks exotic like an orchid, yet likes the cold. The first year it bloomed right into December. I love it! Lovey dubby
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 7, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Thanks Gothic and welcome to ATP
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Gothicgardener
Oct 7, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 7, 2013 6:52 PM CST

When most things have stopped blooming, I love the little surprise my Toad Lilyies bring! They brighten up an area among the falling leaves. I love them! You won't be sorry.
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threegardeners
Oct 7, 2013 7:11 PM CST
I tried to grow them for a few years. They rarely survived our winters so I gave up. Lovely plants though.
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Cinta
Oct 7, 2013 7:25 PM CST
Yes I have some in my Hosta shade garden, They are great if you plant them close to the edge because the flowers are so small they are better viewed close.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 7, 2013 7:29 PM CST
One of my favorites! Easy keepers. I love having a shade late bloomer
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Paul2032
Oct 7, 2013 8:38 PM CST
Sounds good to me. Thanks everyone. I think I will go get a couple tomorrow. Hope winter isn't a problem.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 7, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Mine die back every winter and they come back each year. I am in zone 9a. I don't know if it take snow but they say they can survive zone 4-9.
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Cinta
Oct 8, 2013 9:28 AM CST
They take snow good. They like it to be moist though. If you grow Hostas good these will grow good in that area. Where I had them in a dryish area and sun they died. Moist and shade they will grow like crazy.
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jvdubb
Oct 8, 2013 9:32 AM CST
I've had them as low as zone 5 with no trouble
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piksihk
Oct 22, 2013 1:53 PM CST
Mine are just starting to bloom; they get mostly shade and a couple of hours of sun so the leaves get pretty ugly at times but the blooms are just delightful. I've had her for over 8 years.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 22, 2013 2:59 PM CST
Mine are full of buds! Hurray! The trees have uplifted and they got more sun than ever. I wondered if that would change them? Apparently, not. Ours usually bloom by mid-Nov. I will have to watch the sun exposure as it changes and if it affects the Toad Lily as well as other shady pants I have along with it to see if they tolerate the sun they will be getting now.
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DavidofDeLand
Oct 22, 2013 3:06 PM CST
I don't grow them now, but am sure thinking of them after seeing Pauls pic's!
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 24, 2013 9:21 AM CST
Mine are in their glory right now

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 24, 2013 9:25 AM CST
Wow!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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piksihk
Oct 24, 2013 3:46 PM CST
Very nice, Jennifer.
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gardengus
Oct 1, 2014 5:25 AM CST
Toad lilies in bloom
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a great fall flower over winters well in my zone 5
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Name: Jennifer
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Oct 1, 2014 8:35 AM CST
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