Toad lily

Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty'

Toad lily - Tricyrtis formosana  'Dark Beauty'

Common Name: Toad lily
Genus: Tricyrtis
Species: formosana
Cultivar: 'Dark Beauty'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Unusual star-shaped purple-spotted flowers from August to September and smooth dark green leaves. This toad lily is great for adding an exotic touch to the garden as well as vertical interest. Best grown in a sheltered shady border or woodland garden. In colder areas of the country give the plant a deep dry winter mulch.

  • Garden care: In cold areas of the country provide a deep dry winter mulch around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring while the plant is still dormant.


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