More Information on Toad-lilies

Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a retail nursery located in Bryn Mawr, PA, specializing in showy, colorful, and unusual plants for shade.  The only plants that we ship are snowdrops and miniature hostas.  For catalogues and announcements of events, please send your full name, location, and phone number (for back up use only) to  Click here to get to the home page of our website for catalogues and information about our nursery and to subscribe to our blog.

toad-lily 'Sinonome' with Italian arum 'Tiny Tot'

I am excited that my readers seem to be very interested in toad-lilies.  Keep the questions and observations coming!  The most comprehensive information on toad-lilies can be found in the Chicago Botanic Garden Plant Evaluation Notes for Tricyrtis.  This evaluation program is an excellent source of information on the many plant groups that have been evaluated.  I have posted a permanent link to the site under Plant Information on my sidebar so you will always be able to find it.

The photo above is of the toad-lily ‘Sinonome’ with  ‘Tiny Tot’ Italian arum.

Finally, I want to credit my friend and gardener extraordinaire, Beverly Fitts, with the blog header photo and the photo of the dovecote in my first post.  Thanks, Beverly.


6 Responses to “More Information on Toad-lilies”

  1. annehildreth Says:

    so, are you the famous CWalker??
    love the site… anne

  2. I have Tricytis Miyazaki and Tricyrtis blue wonder and really love these plants. The only problem I have with them is that the rabbit’s have
    decided they like them to. I’m using a spray that is supposed to deter them, but so far it isn’t working.

    • Hi Valerie. I have two cats who are expert hunters and lots of foxes so I have no experience with rabbits. However, for deer repellent, I have always used Repellex very successfully. It is a different formula than other products (animal blood plasma), works better, lasts longer, and can be used continually without alternating in other brands. I believe it came out very well in a Rutgers study of deer repellents. Repellex makes a product to repel rabbits (or it could be a combination deer/rabbit repellent). I order mine by phone 800-repel-it or you could try internet Let me know if you find a solution. Carolyn

  3. carolyn faulkner Says:

    Hi Carolyn,
    I’m new to your blog and I LOVE the information and pictures that you post. I have a question about toad lilies. I had a couple of plants that have not reappeared yet this spring and I was wondering if because of the late bloom, the foliage emerges later in the season. These plants were established and in past years, I believe they were already showing foliage at this time, but I can’t be sure. Any thoughts?
    Carolyn Faulkner

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