by johnah on November 10, 2020
Toad Lilies are a popular indoor plant among gardeners because they look beautiful and have many uses. They are easy to grow and provide a nice fragrance. There are several types of toads lilies available today including Dwarf, Dwarf Red, Giant Dwarf, Giant Red, Blue Green and Yellow Toad. Each type has its own unique characteristics which make them suitable for different kinds of environments.
The most common use for the toad lily is their attractive flowers. These blooms are often used in arrangements or placed near windowsills as decoration. Other uses include making wreaths, baskets, vases and other decorative items. The toad lily’s foliage can be used in many ways such as potting soil, trimming hedges and even furniture legs.
There are various types of toad lilies available today. Some are grown in large quantities and sold at nurseries while others are small plants that can be purchased from garden centers or online. All toad lily varieties need light, water and air so they do best when kept in a sunny location. Most toad lily varieties prefer moist soil but some require dry conditions. It’s best to check the tags on each plant (if they come with one) before planting them outdoors.
The following is a list of different types of toad lily plants and their characteristics.
Dwarf hybrids (T.undulatum) This group of toad lilies are the smallest and can be grown from either bulbs or divisions. They range from 1-2 inches in height. These are easy to find at most garden centers. They bloom in late spring or early summer and have yellow flowers with green foliage.
Dwarf Japanese (T. japonicum) This type of toad lily has small round bulbs that range from 1-2 inches tall. They bloom in late spring and have yellow or white flowers. They can be grown from either bulbs or divisions. These grow best in partial shade.
They also need well drained soil, especially during the hot summer months.
Giant Dutch (T.dickinsonii) These toad lily plants are the easiest type to find at nurseries and garden centers. They have large bulbs between 3-5 inches in height and bloom in mid to late summer. These have white or yellow flowers and grow best in partial to full shade. They need well-draining soil and do not perform well in hot weather.
These toad lilies often need staking because the stems can bend over as they get heavier with flowers.
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Growing Garden Lilies by C Haynes, R Jauron – 2018 – lib.dr.iastate.edu
Genetic structure of the critically endangered plant Tricyrtis ishiiana (Convallariaceae) in relict populations of Japan by H Setoguchi, Y Mitsui, H Ikeda, N Nomura… – Conservation …, 2011 – Springer