This unique Oriental beauty gives borders an exotic look for up to six weeks in late summer and early autumn. White, orchidlike blooms are liberally covered with purple flecks. Hardy, easy-care perennial grows 18-24" high and spreads 12-18" in partial to full shade. Shipped in 3" pots. Tricyrtis hirta 'Matsukaze'
Raise a Matsukaze Toad Lily plant for a bizarrely beautiful centerpiece for your small garden, or group several of these perennial flowers together for spectacular ground cover. Also known as Tricyrtis hirta Matsukaze, these unique lilies bloom star-shaped flowers flecked with striking purple spots. Plant this toad lily alongside mums and sedum spectabile for stunning variety.
Weird and wonderful, the Matsukaze Toad Lily plant will make a loud and vibrant splash wherever it's placed. These Tricyrtis hirta Matsukaze are exotic beauties blooming fantastic orchid-like flowers with purple-flecked white petals surrounding golden centers. This specially bred toad lily variety retains its out-of-this-world flowers throughout summer and into early autumn, so while other perennials are fast asleep this dazzling wonder is still showing off. Cultivate these dappled perennial flowers for can't-miss walkways, borders and entryways.
Botanical Name: Tricyrtis hirta 'Matsukaze'
Common Name: Toad Lily
Form: Upright rhizomatous perennial.
Root System: Delicate rhizome with brittle fibrous roots.
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 18-24" upright spreading
Spacing: 12 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: Zones 5 - 9.
Flowering Date: Late summer to early autumn
Duration: Several weeks.
Blooms With: Mums, sedum spectabile.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Showy, attractive white blossoms with purple flecking. Blooms at a time when most perennials are resting. Outstanding woodland plant, naturalizes easily. Has shiny oval bright green leaves, which allows it to be used as a ground cover in lightly shaded areas.
Flower Color: White with Purple blotching.
Flower Form: Bell shaped, opens to star shaped blooms. Borne singly or in pairs.
Foliage Type: Hairy stems with lance shaped leaves.
Pruning: Prune in late fall before applying a winter mulch.
Pruning Time: Late fall.
Soil Requirement: Likes well drained, humus loam, but tolerates heavier soil.
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"This flower is absolutely gorgeous. It flowers late August. It is very small. I am hoping as it matures, it will be larger."
"I received these in fall 2009 because they were on sale. I didn't expect much, however these have quickly become one of my favorites. I planted these upon receiving and the quickly produced foliage and even bloomed. They are dainty, unique little flowers that add a unique dimension in a shade garden. The following spring, to my surprise, the number of plants has tripled! They bloomed in mid-summer and lasted until frost. I highly recommend these flowers."