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 Post subject: My last love : Tricyrtis
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Location: Sopot, zone 5a
They are not very popular but they should. Look:

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This is Tricyrtis formosana. I also grow T. latifolia /not blooming yet/ but I want to widen the collection.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:48 pm 
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Wow, its that time of year again! I'll have to go peeking through the undergrowth tomorrow ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:27 pm 
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That and its varieties are the only tricytis that will grow here because of our heat and humidity, but I sure do like it a lot. Very tough to put up with nights in the 80s! Really nice picture too, as usual. Really appreciate your photos.


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Wow, that's beautiful! We're putting in a new home this year, and I will need to plant around it. I'm also in z.5, and will have to give these beautys a try. Are they shade lovers? How tall?

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Hi Coralie,

Toad lilies prefer semi-shade but even more important is organic, humid soil.
In my garden they reach 30 cm but they can be twice taller.
They bloom here in August- September.

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I'm not sure Tricyrtis will do well in the high desert. They are very cold hardy but need a spot that won't dry out. No sign of mine yet, but they are a different species from Milin's.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:59 am 
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I've had bad luck this year. This supposed to be a Tricyrtis latifolia and probably is a Tricyrtis hirta 'Alba'.


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