My toad lily is almost ready to bloom. Hopefully it will soon before a frost knocks it out. My aunt was asking for suggestions of shade plants and this is one that I recommended along with lungwort and solomon seal.
You definitively need a microclimate as it is zone 5 plant. I have it against the house where it gets morning sun. I have another clump by the house almost under the deck which is not as tall, and does not have flower buds yet. It must not like it there as much.