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Questions About Toad Lily Plants

Asked by
Lucky lynda on
September 25, 2012

Q. How to Overwinter a Potted Toad Lily in Zone 5-6

Should I leave my toad lily in its pot for the winter? How to protect from the elements?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 25, 2012
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
ariplantgrrl on
December 1, 2014

Q. plant looks like solomon seal but has tiny lily flowers

What plant looks like Solomon seal but has tiny lily flowers in the fall in VA?

Answered by
Heather on
December 8, 2014
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 25, 2015

Q. Toad Lily

Can you tell me why the leaves on my toad lily are turning brown?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2015
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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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 10, 2015

Q. Toad Lilies

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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 12, 2015
Certified Expert
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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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 11, 2016

Q. Toad lily

Should the dead blooms be removed on Tricyrtis hirta Miyazaki? How?

Answered by
Alisma on
August 11, 2016
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
Leslie Nanney on
July 4, 2017
22152

Q. toad lilies

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!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 6, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Plant the bulbs in any combination your would like, and you can plant closer together; though you may need to divide sooner.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/toad-lily/toad-lily-care.htm

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Asked by
gssalscharter.net on
February 3, 2018
Astoria Or. 97103

Q. Toad Lilies

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

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 3, 2018
Certified Expert
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This will depend on your exact location. These are hardy from zones 4-9. This article will give you more information on them.

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