Toad Lily is a useful plant for growing in a shady border, giving interest from late summer to early autumn. It produces distinctive spotted flowers, which range in colour from white, to pink and purple.
20 species come from the woodlands of Asia, especially Japan, where much breeding work has been done in recent years.
A moist, humus-rich soil is ideal, in part- or full shade. If the soil is too dry, the leaves will become scorched. Mulching the plants will help to improve moisture retention and soil fertility.