Hairy Toad Lily
Tricyrtis hirta 'Raspberry Mousse'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tricyrtis (try-SER-tis) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Mousse
Additional cultivar information:(PP16257)
Hybridized by Laviana
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fallston, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Cincinnati, Ohio

Garland, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jul 19, 2011, Eleven from Royal Oak, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was very disappointed to read the article about a virus causing this mottled discoloring in Tricyrtis. The virus, in that writer's experience, had jumped from one cultivar to another in a bed 10-15 feet away. Sadly, I will be returning my new purchase to the nursery that sold it, for I do not wish to infect my 'Miyazaki.'

Negative

On Feb 6, 2008, Chris_W from Cement City, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Unfortunately this is nothing more than a virus infected Tricyrtis hirta. The flower color is mottling caused by the virus which explains why the coloration can be so highly variable. The virus can and does spread to other toad lilies so it is not advisable to grow this plant.