Common Name: Toad lily
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to divide plants: February to April
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.
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