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PlantFiles: Hairy Toad Lily
Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki'

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

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

22 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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6 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sladeofsky On Jan 13, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love his plant, but it's moisture requirements have given me some trouble. The tips and edges of the leaves dry out in our Summer heat and really detract from its floral display. I've tried to keep it watered, but to no avail. I wonder if there is a soil a additive or mineral that may help with this? Note however, that it may not look as nice but still survives rather dry conditions. I still have to rate it positive though. This selection is the most floriferous of the genus in my experience. It is also very easy from seed and that together with it's spreading habit make it a perfect plant for sharing or moving around the garden. It looks lovely with ferns, Japanese Forest Grass, and Hostas and makes a plant to grow with Mayapples, Trillium, and other Spring Ephemerals that disappear before it gains too much height.

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very interesting, fall blooming plant for the shade garden. Blooms October - November in my garden.

Positive Katze On May 4, 2008, Katze from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Does well in zone 4a, but this may be because our plants are near the foundation of our house and insulated by pine needles. Unique flowers appear after most of our other plants are done for the year.

The information that was included with both my toad lilies said to keep soil moist, do not let soil dry out between waterings.

Positive gdionelli On Oct 27, 2006, gdionelli from Huntington, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

My best, and latest, fall bloomer. Will take almost total shade, but does need moisture. I have not had any problem with slugs.

Positive pbtxlady On Apr 20, 2006, pbtxlady from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I really enjoyed these blooming in my shade garden long after everything else had faded. I planted them late, in June, but they still came up and bloomed en masse in September and October. Very pretty little flowers resembling orchids.

Positive Dravencat On Feb 2, 2005, Dravencat from Edgewater, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

I bought and planted this in late 2003, by the following spring it had grown back very nice with a good amount of multiplying.
Slugs do like this plant so you need to use something to control them but, regrowth is quick. This plant took a good beating from them until I saw what was going on.
Well worth the wait to see this one bloom.


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

Concord, California
Tulare, California
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Quincy, Florida
Machesney Park, Illinois
Mahomet, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Greenville, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Easton, Maryland
Edgewater, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Croton On Hudson, New York
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Greenville, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Butler, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Fate, Texas
Garland, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Huntington, West Virginia

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