Over the past 4 years we have been actively breeding for new varieties of
both tricyrtis and schizostylis. Our overriding aim, as with the hellebores,
is to produce a plant that above all else is 'garden worthy'. With
this aim in mind we set out the following criteria.
1. Plants must be suitable for growing in the garden without too much
2. Varieties we intend to name must be sufficiently different
from others that have been named before, after all who wants two plants in
their garden that are identical in all respects apart from one extra spot
on the outside of the flower. We have seen the confusion this brings in such
plants as fuchsias, chrysanthemums and day lilies.
3. plants must be strong and as disease resistant as possible, it's
all right having a beautiful flower but if it never reaches maturity in the
garden then it's not worth having.
Tricyrtis 'Ivory Queen'
Tricyrtis 'Silver Blue'