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Tricyrtis ‘Lightning Strike’, photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
Tricyrtis ‘Lightning Strike’, photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

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Tricyrtis

Toad Lily
Liliaceae
Perennials, Flowers

Woodland plants that resemblefalse Solomon’s seal (Maianthemumracemosum) in foliage.Interesting, heavily spotted,inch-long flowers appear at leafjoints and in terminal clustersin late summer and autumn.They are complex in structure,somewhat orchidlike: each blossomhas three petals and threesepals, with a column of decorativestamens and styles risingfrom the center. Need soilenriched with plenty of organicmatter. Excellent companion toferns and hostas; lovely withGunnera.

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