Tricyrtis formosana 'Innotripf' PINK FRECKLES®

Tricyrtis formosana 'Innotripf'
Tricyrtis formosana 'Innotripf' PINK FRECKLES®
toad lily
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:violet a white a burgundy red
BLOOMING TIME September - November
LOCATION semi-shade to shade
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Exotics
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Quite exotic appearance is what this perennial brings to your garden with its late summer flowering. It comes from Taiwan and is hardy in our climate, too. In Czech we call it a snake lily, in English it is called toad lily - quite weird, don't you think? It is also a magnet for photographers because to photograph its very particular flowers is a real challenge.

Toad lily is a rhizomatous plant with orchid-like leaves and unusual star-shaped flowers with 6 heavily spotted petals and stigmas. PINK FRECKLES® is a compact variety producing light lilac pink to pale violet flowers with deep maroon or violet freckles. It blooms profusely on short stems owing to which the plant remains compact also at its peak flowering phase. The clump is compact and dense with fresh green, broadly lance-shaped leaves. It is often accompanied with anemones, leucothoes, azaleas, or mountain laurels.

Grow it in semi-shaded but warm position in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Mulch is recommended all year round to prevent the plant from drying out, and as a protection in snow-less winters. It emerges in late spring so we suggest marking the planting spot so that you remember there is something yet to come out, especially in time when all other perennials have showed new growths. Fully hardy to min. -28°C (USDA zone 8).

Last update 07-11-2018
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
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  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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