Toad Lily

Many web sites refer to Toad Lilies as "drought tolerant" and at the same time as needing to have constantly moist soil(??).
They are also commonly referred to as "shade plants" while requirements are listed as "full sun to light shade". Those we put in shade did poorly.

Purchased from SpringHillNursery, 3 for $10,
because of their site's picture:

Because these were advertised shade plants, we moved out
a Knockout Rose which was not getting enough
sun and put these in its place.

Turns out that the flowers are so small (less than
1") that you can barely see them. You certainly
don't get the visual effect that the greatly magni-
fied catalog pictures indicate. Also, 2 of the 3 died,
though they looked okay starting off. SpringHill is
replacing them.

Catalog picture:
Our plant:

June 4, 2009:

September 16, 2009:

The ones below also eventually died. May 28, 2010

After limbing up the Japanese Maple, a couple of Amethystina Toad Lilies were added.
We planted these in a raised area, so the flowers will show up a little better.
June 10, 2009:

May 7, 2010:
Three replacements were received from Springhill. Due to lack of room where the others were planted, these were planted in the shade by the driveway:
These did not come back, but possibly were choked out by Crested Irises.

Apr. 11, 2014:

All we have left of all the above Toad Lilies are a couple under the Japanese Maple. I had about decided never to get them again when Springhill Nursery had a good price on a really beautiful Toad Lily.

The planting instructions now say "full sun to partial shade" which makes me think that they were not getting enough sun. Also, it says to plant them 6" deep and I don't think the others were planted that deep.

So I got six more and planted a couple in a sunny spot in the side lot street bed and the rest in shady spots in the side lot; however, the ones in the sun are looking burnt.