Tricyrtis lasiocarpa hybrid ‘Taipei Silk’
A fine shade bloomer
Appealing shiny, pointed-oval leaves with deep veins and purple and white, spotted flowers in late summer and autumn. Forms a carpet of glossy green foliage . Tricyrtis lasiocarpa hybrid ‘Taipei Silk’ is an unusual variety for that more difficult shady situation.
Strong, Reliable performer
Tricyrtis was officially regarded as a top performer in the 2001 Chicago Botanic Plant Evaluation study as a result of its superior floral display, robust habit, winter hardiness and disease resistance. Relatively trouble-free, this Toad Lily requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant and deer resistant.
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 40cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodland, Dappled Sun.
– Soil: Well Drained, Tolerates dry conditions.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Bees and other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Very low maintenance, Dead head flower stems when spent if desired.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both tend to steer clear of this plant.
– 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.