Garden Orchid 'Shooting Stars Mauve'

Garden Orchid 'Shooting Stars Mauve'

New in 2022.

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An undemanding shade plant with glossy leaves and flashy, orchid like flowers. Useful as an edging plant, ground cover or in rockeries, narrow spaces and containers. Care free and exotic looking.
Tricyrtis are strong growing plants with masses of orchid like flowers. The blooms form at the tips of the upright stems over a long period from summer to autumn.
The leaves spread up the stems in an attractive fashion.
Tricyrtis are a woodland plants that require a humus rich, moist but well drained soil in semi shade to filtered light. Water to establish and keep moist during active growth – they don’t like to dry out. Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
Whilst Toad Lilies or Tricyrtis sp. look like Orchids, they are in the Lily family. T
Also known as Creeping Toad Lily, it gets its name as it is a rhizomatous perennial that spreads or 'creeps' with underground stolons. It does this at a moderate pace and is not invasive. It will slowly form a healthy clump. It is variably suggested they are commonly known as Toad Lilies because they like to grow where Toads live; or because they are spotted like toads; or because of their lumpy nectaries.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10cm

Code

TCLSS

Botantical name

Tricyrtis formosana x lasiocarpa

Height

40-50cm

Width

40-50cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Half Hardy

Aspect

Semi Shade to Full Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10cm

Water needs

1