Toad Lily
Tricyrtis 'Lightning Strike'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

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:

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Chesterland, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 15, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Tricyrtis are some of our favorite "fall bloomers". T. 'Lightning Strike' has unique foliage as well as beautiful flowers. It has a nice mounding habit and doesn't grow as tall as some of the other Tricyrtis we have planted. Excellent plant for the shade garden.

Positive

On Nov 24, 2005, bonniewong from edmonton
Canada wrote:

Wonderful woodland perennial, toad lilies don't always bloom in my garden before the frost destroys the buds. It's around a 50/50 chance, but it is so worth the wait. Anyway, the foliage makes up for the chance of no blooms. I love this plant.