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'
Botanical Name: Tricyrtis hirta 'Matsukaze'
Common Name: Toad Lily
Form: Upright rhizomatous perennial.
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
Blooms With: Mums, sedum spectabile.
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."