Tricyrtis Empress

Toad Lily, Arctic Orchid
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Late Season Profuse Flowering
Star-shaped white flowers heavily spotted with deep wine purple produce extra large blooms each blossom about 1 . Buds form on graceful arching branched stems opening for late-season profuse blooming. A great shade plant. Those that discover Toad Lily, always come back for more! Beautiful upright elegant clumps of clean green foliage provide a lovely backdrop for the late-season flowers that adore shade and a moist, humus-rich soil.

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Plant Type Perennials


Height Medium 28"

Spacing Plant 20-24" apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Mid-Fall

Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies

Planting Sites

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Tricyrtis General Information

Tricyrtis are exotic, orchid-like flowers that bloom profusely in the shade. Perfect for a moist woody spot, Tricyrtis bloom when many other shade lovers are long done. Welcome flowers in the late summer and early fall. Combines well with Hosta and Ferns. Tends to wake late in spring. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Tricyrtis Plant Care

Prefers a moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. Slightly acidic is okay. Seldom needs division, but can be done in spring. Cut back by 1/2 in early June to control height and freshen foliage if needed. May benefit from extra watering during summer heat. Can cut down foliage after killing frost. Will colonize over time. Divide every 3-4 years in spring.