Purple Beauty Toad Lily
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Tricyrtis formosana x hirta. Intriguing star-shaped flowers that are reminiscent of orchids. Splashed in deep, plum purple bringing late season colour to the shady garden. Relatively trouble-free, this Toad Lily requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant and deer resistant. Height 24-30". No.1 size root.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
We usually ship perennials to you in their dormant state, bare roots, usually without leaves, in bags of loose peat moss. They may have some shoots beginning to grow. It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot.
Plant so that crowns are just under soil surface, 12-18" apart. Prefers partial to full shade and moist, well drained, slightly acidic, organic soil.
Will not tolerate dry soil, mulch and water during dry spells. Blooms in late summer to early fall.