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Tricyrtis hirta (Japanese orchid lily )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tricyrtis hirta

Other names

Japanese orchid lily , Japanese toad lily , Tricyrtis japonica

Genus

Tricyrtis Tricyrtis

Species

T. hirta - T. hirta is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, hairy, deciduous perennial with ovate to elliptic, veined, dark green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, upright, funnel-shaped, white flowers, heavily spotted purple.


Tricyrtis hirta is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.

Flower

White, Purple, Spotted in Summer; White, Spotted, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Tricyrtis hirta (Japanese orchid lily ) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining, acid to neutral soil in sun or shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Tricyrtis hirta

Other names

Japanese orchid lily , Japanese toad lily , Tricyrtis japonica

Genus

Tricyrtis Tricyrtis

Species

T. hirta - T. hirta is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, hairy, deciduous perennial with ovate to elliptic, veined, dark green leaves and, from late summer into autumn, upright, funnel-shaped, white flowers, heavily spotted purple.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White, Purple, Spotted in Summer; White, Spotted, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tricyrtis hirta (Japanese orchid lily ) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining, acid to neutral soil in sun or shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Tricyrtis hirta (Japanese orchid lily )

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa (all other strains and subspecies)

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range and many sub-species and strains; including those that could thrive in cooler climates; showing different levels of pathogenicity. Although EU regulated; there is some concern about the risk of introduction. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Tricyrtis hirta (Japanese orchid lily )

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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