Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tricyrtis puberula fighting its way through Asarum splendens



I like this Tricyrtis but I can't remember if it flowered this early in previous years. It's clearly a tough plant thriving in fairly heavy deciduous shade in the middle of a colony of Chinese wild ginger. The double-decker toadlilies are cool. T. macropoda lives across the path. Plant Delights offers this uncommon species for sale and gives it a common name: Down Toad Lily. The leaves are pleasantly distinctive.

1 comment:

College Gardener said...

I had no idea that there are toad lilies that flower this early. It looks lovely, maybe I will add one of these to the family garden...