Tricrytis (trye-surt-iss), Toad Lily, Liliaceae Family. Perennial herbs native to East Asia. Tricrytis have creeping root stock, alternative leaves, usually sessile but sometimes clasping, and spotted bell-shaped flowers. Very long-lived and easy to grow, Tricrytis tends emerge later than most perennials in spring.
Tricrytis is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil and performs best in organically rich, slightly acidic, evenly moist soil. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Plant tricyrtis near the front of the border or along pathways where its unique flowers can be viewed at close range. Divide every 3 to 4 years in spring to maintain vigor.
Attributes: Border plants, Containers, Mass Planting, Cut flowers.