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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 16 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Ratty looking, brown foliage will result if plants don't get required shade and moisture
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purple with plum and cream markings/creamy leaf margins
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Other: They are nodal rooters, so be sure that you have at least one node in root cuttings
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Toad Lily

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Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2018-08-29
Location: Tawas Michigan under the Pines
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-10-01

Date: 2012-09-05
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-10-22
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: West shade garden
Date: 2016-08-14
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-07-24
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2017-09-06
Location: Western Washington
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-10-12
Location: Scarborough, ON
Date: 2019-08-11
First years
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: September 2013
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-03-13
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12

Date: 2012-09-05

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
  • Posted by LoriMT (Dawsonville, GA - Zone 8a) on Oct 22, 2022 2:33 PM concerning plant:
    Perennial plant that thrives in shady, damp, rich organic soil. The orchid-like blooms appear in late summer or early fall. Foliage can be cut down after killing frost. Foliage is late to emerge in spring. Will benefit from extra watering during hot, dry weather.
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