Should I leave my toad lily in its pot for the winter? How to protect from the elements?
As these are considered fairly hardy plants, you can leave them in the pot. If you live in zone 6, you will need to move your container to a sheltered area, such as near the foundation of your house. You may also wrap the pot in bubble wrap or something similar. If you live closer to zone 5, you will need to store your the container in a cool place out of the elements, such as in a garage or basement. Even if you are in zone 6, you may want to consider storing your container in the garage or basement to prevent poor drainage and ice from killing your roots.
Your container will require some watering over winter unless it's left outside in the elements where it receives snow or other moisture. If you need to provide water, do so about once a month.
What plant looks like Solomon seal but has tiny lily flowers in the fall in VA?
It might be toadlily. There are some varieties that have leaves very much like Solomon's Seal and it does bloom this time of year.
Can you tell me why the leaves on my toad lily are turning brown?
Normally, if the soil is too dry or your plant is not getting enough water, it will begin to turn brown. I would check the soil moisture and up the watering if necessary. Too much sun can also lead to browning, as these plants prefer shadier conditions and sunny areas tend to dry out quicker. If neither of these is the case with your plant, I would look towards pests or possible fungal disease, both of which can be treated with neem oil. For more information on growing toad lilies, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/toad-lily/toad-lily-care.htm
My toad lilies are infected with rust. Can you tell me what I can do this year to prevent them from getting it again next year?
Neem oil or an all-purpose fungicide should work. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/learn-about-plant-rust-disease-and-rust-treatment.htm
Should the dead blooms be removed on Tricyrtis hirta Miyazaki? How?
It is not necessary to remove the dead blooms, and this won't induce the toad lily to bloom more. If you prefer, you can cut off each flower stalk down to where the leaves are to improve the plant's appearance. Just don't cut off the leaves.
I was given some toad lily bulbs. I've never grown them before. There are 8 bulbs-2 each of 4 different colors. Should I plant them in 8 separate locations, put the matching pairs in 4 separate locations, or all 8 together? The instructions say to place 12-15" apart. It seems like this spacing will be sparse for the couple of years. Could they be closer and then divided when they get too crowded? Thanks for your help!
Plant the bulbs in any combination your would like, and you can plant closer together; though you may need to divide sooner.
I live in the Pacicif N Wand am wondering if Toad Lilies grow good here? How long before I plant do they take to bloom for first time..How deep to bury in ground? Thank you for your information. Gail
This will depend on your exact location. These are hardy from zones 4-9. This article will give you more information on them.