General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: to 3 feet
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: Greenish or yellowish white or white, both with purple spots
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Stolons and runners
Other: They are nodal rooters, so be sure that you have at least one node in root cuttings
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Toad Lily

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Location: My garden near LIncoln UK.
Date: 2011-08-10
Flowers at last!  I grew these from seed.
Photo by longk

Photo Courtesy of Shikoku Garden Inc.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Shikoku Garden Inc.
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 5, 2011 8:57 AM concerning plant:
    I sowed the seed some time over winter 2006/7. They germinated well but were very slow to grow, even by spring 2011 the tubers were so small I despaired they would ever do anything. I had put some in the ground in spring 2010 but they apparently didn't like where I put them, although some may still be alive. The smallest ones I kept in a small pot, it overwintered outside 2010/11 when we had 7 weeks of temperatures at or below freezing down to -17C. It was those in the pot which flowered this year! I grew them in a very free draining 'river soil' with leaf compost.
  • Posted by longk (Oxford UK - Zone 8a) on Mar 12, 2017 2:13 PM concerning plant:
    Mine was also very slow growing. I lifted it when I moved house but it didn't survive.

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