One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
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.