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PlantFiles: Toad Lily
Tricyrtis 'White Towers'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tricyrtis (try-SER-tis) (Info)
Cultivar: White Towers

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rcn48 On Feb 17, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

A nice selection of Tricyrtis with a more compact habit and upright stems supporting pure white 'orchid-like' flowers. Blooms a little earlier than most other Tricyrtis.


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

Ashdown, Arkansas
Winnetka, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Fallston, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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