Tricyrtis Sinonome

Tricyrtis 'Sinonome'

Elegant Toad Lily Gives Your Fall Garden An Exotic Edge

Item # 36356
Ships in Fall at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule

When did your garden turn into a rainforest? Probably about the time your gorgeous toad lilies started blooming. Dazzle your shaded borders with Tricyrtis 'Sinonome', an eye-catching beauty, that hosts unique blooms splashed and flecked with shades of plum, burgundy, and cream. Each blossom is just an inch wide when fully open, yet still possesses all of the gravity and presence of a massive Amazonian bloom. The stems that lift up these gifts of nature are long, sturdy, and slightly ribbed. It is no wonder Japanese gardens and cut flower arrangements have featured this lily for so many years.

Despite its extravagant looks, this free flowering princess needs no pampering to grow or maintain. As long as Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' has plenty of moisture and full to partial shade it will live a long and bountiful life in your garden.

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Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Exotic Fall Focus
T&E Gardener from MD wrote on October 05, 2017:

I bought five plants in the spring and put them on a shady hill. Our weather has been erratic and my attention has been also, but the lilies are a healthy much commented on exotic focus for that part of my garden. I wish I could show you a photo.

Japanese Toad Lily


Set plants 1 to 21/2 feet apart, depending on type. Choose a location in partial or high shade, where the soil remains moist. Adding organic matter to light soils will help hold moisture.


Make sure plants are kept watered during dry spells. To establish new colonies, transplant in fall after flowering, or in spring (the latter is preferable farther north). Slugs may become a problem to tricyrtis; if so, apply a slug bait in the spring. A winter mulch, applied after the ground freezes and removed the following spring, is recommended in northern zones.


Zones various.

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.