Does anyone grow Toad Lilies?

raestrMarch 8, 2006

They are suppose to grow great in the shade, but they are only hardy to zone 8, 8 being the hottest they can stand. I have had bad luck with some other stuff that is only suppose to be hardy to zone 8, so I'm wondering if Toad Lilies will not do well for me either. I usually have better luck with stuff that is suppose to be hardy Zone 8 and hotter, like tropical stuff. I think Montgomery may be on the cusp of Zone 8. So, before I spend any money on those, please give me some input.



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Rae, I live in Prattville on the ouskirts off HWY 31. I grow toadlilies. I have them planted where they get moring sun, filtered from about 10 to 2 and complete shade the rest of the day. I have them planted under my Japanese maple where in the fall the leaves mulch them. They do fine and are coming up now.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2006 at 9:14AM
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one other observation i have to go along with lynn's is that they seem to take a few years to settle in before they begin to multiply. i am growing two different ones that were grown locally and shared by fellow gardeners. they both were taken from their expanding populations and did not do much when i transplanted them until a couple of years later. now, the spreading nature is apparent and i hope to see more flowers this season.
i am in the auburn area and may be a tad cooler than montgomery by virtue of elevation but still consider my area a zone 8 (on the divide, so to speak).

    Bookmark   March 8, 2006 at 1:53PM
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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

Okay Rae & Lynn - I want some toad lilies too then! :)

    Bookmark   March 8, 2006 at 11:47PM
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topsiebeezelbub(z7 Al)

Here in Huntsville zone 7 they are real "doers".

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 12:52AM
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Lgkovalcik(z7 AL)

Also in zone 7 here, but they are fabulous even in the beds that don't get supplemental watering.


    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 9:41AM
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joyb26(7b AL)

Zone 7b here. I have some from Michigan Bulb that are entering their third season. The did fine the first year, and were great last year. They are all still mashed together in the same pot I started them in, so I'm suprised they're still alive, but they are coming up now.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 1:18PM
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Those are such odd looking plants got to have them. I love plants that look different but still pretty.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 10:37AM
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