For late-season color, whimsical flower form and plenty of texture, look to this stately perennial with the odd, little spotted blooms. Toad Lily is a highly prized specimen plant, known for its exceptional garden performance and its unique ability to liven up the landscape just as the summer blooms have begun to fade for the year. Tall, hairy, robust stems are covered in ladderlike foliage and petite, white flowers speckled in rich purple. The blooms are visible from the top of the stems all the way to the bottom—a very unusual, yet charming habit. They are among the best perennials for growing in full to part shade and they are quite easy to grow. We suggest planting along walkways or borders.
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Mature Height 24 - 32 inches
Bloom Time Augustus - September (Late summer to early fall)
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Densely hairy stems with lance-shaped leaves, dark to pale green in color.
Mature Spread :
18 - 24 inches
18 - 24 inches
Planting Instructions :
Plant even with soil level and 18-24" apart.
Soil Moisture :
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Winter Care :
Mulch +/- 2"
Planting Depth :
Plant even with soil level
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year
Special Care :
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
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