Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki'

Toad lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White, Mixed





Skill level


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Plant details

This unusual plant resembles a delicate lily which needs to be seen close up so that the flowers can really be appreciated. The flowers are heavily spotted with purple and have a group of stigmas forming a solid cross protruding from the centre of each. This plant spreads slowly to form modest clumps in moist growing conditions elsewhere it is likely to struggle. An ideal plant for a shady spot it looks good growing among shrubs in dappled light but is also superb grown with hardy ferns.

Family: Convallariaceae

Genus: Tricyrtis

Species: hirta

Cultivar: Miyazaki

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink, White, Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 80cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: February to April

Reader reviews


I would really like to see more information about the Japanese Toad Lily (Tricyrtis).
How large are the flowers? Is it a "true" Lilly? How many varieties?


i grew one f rom a root cutting quite easily, if you have a big enough bit. But slugs loved the first leaves. SO I have grown it in a pot indoors. I hope it will get big enough I can plant out and it can grow past the slugs. exquisite flowers from the first year.

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