Tricyrtis formosana

Don't be fooled by the delicate appearance of this exotic-looking plant – it's actually fully hardy and will thrive in most shady or woodland settings. More
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The somewhat unfortunately named 'Toad Lily' has beautiful, star-like flowers similar to those you'd see on the most exotic orchids. So you might expect this to be a delicate plant but in fact it's fully hardy and requires just a bit of care in winter. It will do well in a partly shady or woodland settings, and will gently colonise over time.

Genus Tricyrtis formosana
Type Hardy Perennial, Perennial
Common Name Toad Lily
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting March - October
Care Tips May need a deep, dry, winter mulch around the crown of the plant in colder parts of the country. Divide in spring when clump becomes congested.
Flowering September - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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