Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 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: Rose/Mauve Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Other details: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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
I've had this plant just under two years now. It is doing nicely.
It does tend to get too tall to support its weight a bit later in the growing season and as a result it droops over. This may be a result of a bit too much shade as it strives upward for light. In any event the flower is much loved by my wife.
On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Medium 25" - Plant 2' apart. zone 5/6-9. Exotic, orchid-like blooms are larger than most Tricyrtis. Glistening purple highlighted with paler purple and white, enhanced with a reddish freckling. A fall performer for shade, blooming right up to frost.
On Feb 4, 2006, Shadyfolks from Chesterland, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
This plant is new for me this year (2005). My flowers were the same color as rcn48's picture shows. I agree that it was earlier to boom-July for me here in northern OH. My plant did set a lot of buds, just like in rcn48 picture.
On Aug 26, 2005, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:
New plant for us although we grow alot of other Tricyrtis. We were attracted to this cultivar because it had been promoted as the first 'pink' blooming Tricyrtis. Although there is some variation in the color of the blooms, it is not really 'pink'. However, it is a very pretty flower and blooms a little earlier than most Tricyrtis. The foliage tends to be more glossy than others - a nice plus for this plant, and appears to be a vigorous grower.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
San Leandro, California Stone Mountain, Georgia Frankfort, Kentucky Attleboro, Massachusetts Bridgewater, Massachusetts Goodview, Minnesota Greenville, North Carolina Fruit Hill, Ohio Lewisburg, Pennsylvania South Kingstown, Rhode Island Ravenel, South Carolina Mansfield, Texas Mission Bend, Texas Mc Lean, Virginia East Port Orchard, Washington