Tricyrtis, Toad Lily 'Miyazaki'

Tricyrtis hirta

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:



White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall





Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Concord, California

Tulare, California

Wellington, Colorado

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

Averill Park, New York

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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Gardeners' Notes:


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 bef... read more


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.