Tricyrtis formosana

‘Gilt Edge’

TOAD LILY

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Description

Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’
TOAD LILY 

White ‘Toad Lily’ flowers with purple spots on pretty sprays on stems of about 45cm that bloom in early Autumn. Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’ likes Deep shade, Partial Shade and also Dappled Light. Additionally it’s a tough plant that will cope with Dry soil very well. Very frost hardy. Low care. Low water need once established.

Growing: Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’
TOAD LILY

– Height with flowers: 30cm approx
– Width: 35cm approx.

– Position: Partial Shade, Woodland and also Dappled Sun.
– Soil: Tolerates most soil conditions but must be well drained.

– Fragrance:
– Frost:
Hardy
– Growth:
Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Bees as well as other beneficial pollinators.

– Care: Very low maintenance, Dead head flower stems when spent but only if desired.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both tend to steer clear of this plant because they find it unpalatable.

– Origin: East Asian in origin. This tricyrtis hybrid comes from the breeding efforts of Darrell Probst. Tricyrtis’ native range runs from China, Korea, and Japan in the north to Nepal, Taiwan and the Philippines in the south.
– History:
The name tricyrtis comes from the Greek “tri” (three) and “kyrtos” (swelling, arched or humped) which refers to the 3 sack-like nectar sacks at the base of the flower heads. The most common explanation for the name toad lily is that the flowers and leaves are spotted like toads. The first European to document a Tricyrtis species was Carl Peter Thunberg, a Swedish surgeon and naturalist.

 

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