Tricyrtis hirta

Toad Lily

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Toad lily is a slowly spreading perennial that is native to shaded rocky cliffs and stream banks in Japan. It grows 2 to 3’ tall and has arching, unbranched stems with 6”, lance shaped, parallel-veined leaves. In early fall, it has unique, 1”, orchid like, white to pale lilac flowers that are heavily spotted with dark purple. They are very intricate and showy up close. Toad lily is easy in moist, humusy soil in full to part shade. It will naturalize nicely by seed if conditions are just right. Plant them where you can enjoy the unique flowers up close. Doll’s eyes, voodoo lily, and wild ginger would make a nice combination.



Deer Resistant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


24 to 36

Flower Color

White/whitish, Purple

Bloom Time

Early fall



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8