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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 resemble false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum) in foliage. Interesting, heavily spotted, inch-long flowers appear at leaf joints and in terminal clusters in late summer and autumn. They are complex in structure, somewhat orchidlike: each blossom has three petals and three sepals, with a column of decorative stamens and styles rising from the center. Need soil enriched with plenty of organic matter. Excellent companion to ferns and hostas; lovely with Gunnera.

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