Tricyrtis hirta 'Lightning Strike' (Liliaceae)
Variegated Japanese Toad Lily
Shade loving perennials that bloom in the fall are welcome, doubly so when the blooms are the elegant maroon-freckled orchid-like blooms of Toad Lilies. 'Lightning Strike' is a selection of Tricyrtis hirta, distinguished by lovely variegated gold-striped foliage. It is compact and clump-forming, about 2' tall. Prefers moist, rich soil in part to full shade.
Bloom color: white with maroon
Bloom period: mid-fall
Container size: Qt.