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Tricyrtis macrantha ssp macranthopsis

Toad lily

Subsp. macranthopsis looks quite different from other Toad Lilies. 

It's a trailing plant with a drooping habit. 

The long, hairless stems and thick, dark green ridged leaves are the perfect foil for the elongated bell shaped flowers that emerge from the leaf axils.  These are a warming shade of butter yellow covered internally by dark raspberry spots. 

These plants love humus rich, moisture retentive soil in partial to full shade and must receive adequate moisture. When neglected and allowed to dry out, the plants turn an unappealing foxy brown. 

Native to  Honshu in Japan, plants are often found growing near waterfalls and over rock faces.  

To fully appreciate both the flowers and cascading habit of this Toad Lily try to site it in an elevated position. 

The plant will grow happily in a large container allowing you to select the best situation more easily - not everyone owns a waterfall.

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Liliaceae    

Hardy perennial    

H5    

40cm    

40cm    

Dark green    

Butter yellow    

Moist, humus rich    

Partial, full shade

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