Hairy Toad Lily
Tricyrtis hirta 'Blue Wonder'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tricyrtis (try-SER-tis) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Wonder
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Chicago, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Fallston, Maryland

Grass Lake, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Hopkins, Minnesota

Plainsboro, New Jersey

Portland, Oregon

Harmony, Pennsylvania

Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (2 reports)

Garland, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 25, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I planted three toad lilies (4" potted plants) in September in a shady spot on a north-facing hill. All three bloomed last fall and have reappeared this spring. They are significantly larger now and I am hoping for wonderful blooms when it is their time. I didn't think we could grow them here (zone 4a), but so far they are doing well.
August 2010 -- they are just starting to bloom, and there are lots and lots of buds. I am just enchanted by these tiny orchid-like flowers!
Update 2012 - still love these, and have now been able to divide the existing colony. They do like to be watered consistently, and mine seem to get some brown areas on the leaves, particularly the tips. It doesn't seem to harm the plant, but it interferes with taking good photos.