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Tricyrtis hirta 'Alba'

A stocky growing species with broad green leaves that clasp the stems. Flower buds form in all of the upper leaf axils, and in its season, it has a week of joyful perfection before the fountain of crystalline white flowers start to fade and look more like a bog brush. In 1988 I wrote "like a floral deodorant, the flowers seem to spring directly out of the plants armpits rather than the top of the stems...." Can't really add anything to that!