With the coming of fall comes a great opportunity to plant something different in the garden.Tricytis or Japanese Toad-lily fits the bill.This is a unique easy plant for shady areas.It prefers a rich moist soil and grows between two and three feet blooming from September thru October. You want to plant this sweety where it can be seen up close. I’ve been growing Tricytis for a number of years and never had anything go wrong with it. There are a number of varieties available today.The one pictured here is Tricytis hirta. Tricytis Empress,Trojan,Hatatogisa and aureo-marginata which has gold leaf margins are also available.