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Tricyrtis hirta 'Lightning Strike'

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Photo Courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries

Photo Courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries

More About Tricyrtis hirta 'Lightning Strike'

  • Rhizomatous, clump forming perennial with arching stems
  • Deep green leaves with irregular, yellow streaks
  • Pale lavender to white, star-shaped flowers are heavily freckled with burgundy spots
  • Foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to late fall

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Japanese Toad Lily Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in a moist, well-drained, humus rich soil, in partial to full shade. Pinch back in early summer to encourage more branching and a compact, bushy habit.  In Ontario climates, it is recommended planting in a sheltered location protected from frost so that you can enjoy the flowers later in the season. Protect with loose mulch in areas that do not have consistent snow coverage. 


Tricyrtis hirta 'Lightning Strike' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Variegated
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge