Hinton Ampner Garden

Tricyrtis hirta

Japanese Toad Lily


The Dell - on the right hand side, about 12 metres from the entrance.


Pronounced tri-SIR-tiss. A clump-forming hardy perennial of the lily family with an upright, spreading habit. H: 80cm S: 60cm (3ft x 2ft), native from the Himalayas to Japan, grown for exotic-looking, speckled, waxy textured flowers produced in late summer and autumn.

Site and Care:

Prefers moist, well-drained/light neutral to acid soil in partial shade to shade. Useful for woodland planting schemes. Plants benefit from a deep mulch of organic matter in prolonged cold spells if not blanketed by snow. Propagation is by division of clumps, during winter dormancy, or seed. Also spreads by rhizomes.