Thursday, October 26, 2006
Affinity For Affinis
Tricyrtis affinis is a Japanese species of toad lily; it is a bit stiffer and more upright than, for example, the hirta types, and the flowers are more upright as well as up-facing, on longish stems arising at the top of the plant. That being said, I think the affinis clones are grown as much for the foliage (which can be strikingly patterned) as for the flowers, which are small, and a little sparse. Lunar Landing, below, and Key Lime Pie, above, hint at the variety available.