yard with outdoor rooms, 'Sinonome' toad lily
Photo: Rob Cardillo
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Fresh Alternatives to Old Standbys

In Andrew Bunting's garden, familiar favorites share space with exotic tropicals, succulents, and underused natives. Adding even a few of the plants he uses from the list below will likely encourage visitors to slow down as they walk your garden paths.

'Sinonome' toad lily
(Tricyrtis hirta 'Sinonome')
Instead of planting hosta, bring extra color to shady spots with this toad lily, which sports violet-spotted flowers in fall. Full to partial shade; 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Zones 4–9.
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