Toad Lily
Tricyrtis 'Sinonome'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-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

Regional

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

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Valley Head, Alabama

Gonzales, Louisiana

Fallston, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Sand Lake, Michigan

Collins, Mississippi

Northville, New York

Burlington, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Kilgore, Texas

Mc Kinney, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Bremerton, Washington

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 24, 2006, kbaumle from Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Of three healthy plants planted last fall, only one survived the winter. It is doing well.

Positive

On Nov 4, 2004, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

These plants are the highlight of my woodland garden this fall. They are still blooming for well over a month now.