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Autumn downunder: Tricyrtis x 'Empress' - Empress Toad Lily

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By Bernieh


Autumn downunder: Tricyrtis x 'Empress' - Empress Toad Lily (Tricyrtis x 'Empress')

Finally, the first bloom. This toad lily is the hybrid between the Japanese toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta) and Taiwan toad lily (Rricyrtis stolonifera).



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wow....thats just lovely...;-)

21 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra ... yes I've been waiting for a while to see this lovely bloom.

21 Mar, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Thats very nice is it fully hardy,I grow T Hirta alright, I ask because i have found some Taiwan Orchids to be tender

21 Mar, 2010

 

This one is definitely heat and humidity hardy over here, Bjs ... and as far as I know it is also cold hardy to temps. around -5 degrees F. Maybe others would know a bit more.

21 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely plant.....I bought some Tricytis seed yesterday! :0)

21 Mar, 2010

 

Hi Sueb ... this is my first toad lily and I'm so impressed with it that I think I'll be getting more now.

21 Mar, 2010

 

Fantasic plant, striking colours.

21 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks for your comment Oldgunner ... it's definitely a new favourite of mine.

21 Mar, 2010

 

Gorgeous....stunning markings.

21 Mar, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It's gorgeous , I keep looking for signs of mine but nothing yet ......

21 Mar, 2010

 

Stunning......

21 Mar, 2010

 

Bernieh:

Very colorful flowers! They're beautiful!

21 Mar, 2010

 

Stunning flower Bernieh......not such a glamorous name however lol

21 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Pottygardener, Amy, BB, Delonix and Neellan ... thanks for your comments.
Neellan, it's hard to find out exactly where the common name originated ... but it's believed that the name refers to the spots this flower has ... it's spotted like a toad! I'm not sure which toad has lovely spots like this ... but hey! what do I know.

21 Mar, 2010

 

I've not seen a purple toad either ! it just doesn't seem to do such a beautiful flower justice lol

21 Mar, 2010

 

Very Exotic!

22 Mar, 2010

 

Its a new favourite of mine too Bernieh....I bought Tricyrtis 'Taiwan Atrianne' autumn past and have it indoors at the moment....I see little green shoots appearing...:>)

23 Mar, 2010

 

That is fantastic

6 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Milang! I really love it.

7 Apr, 2010

 

wow very beautiful plant

28 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Gina ... it's still flowering beautifully.

29 Apr, 2010

 

Beautiful.

30 Apr, 2010

 

This is amazing, same pattern as one of the orchid species. Love the centre!

16 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Marguerite ... I'm planning on getting more of these plants. They're so easy to look after and have such beautiful flowers.

18 Jun, 2010

 

I have just planted some toad lily corms and seeing your description I realise they are in exactly the right pace, very hopeful they will grow as lovely as yours!

1 Nov, 2010

 

Missusi, they really are the most fabulous plant. Mine is just about to burst into bloom again ... obviously still a young plant, but it's growing nicely.

3 Nov, 2010



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