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Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge' (Toad Lily)

Toad Lily 'Gilt Edge'


Perfect to lighten up the shade garden, Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’ (Toad Lily) is a compact, shade-loving perennial with a luminous foliage of shiny, lance-shaped, dark green leaves adorned with creamy-yellow edges. The pretty foliage generally remains attractive throughout the growing season. In late summer to early fall, clusters of small, orchid-like, pale pink flowers, heavily sprinkled with purple freckles are borne in the upper leaf axils and at the top of the gracefully arching stems. Sparkling in the garden, this Toad Lily is an excellent perennial for adding late season color to the shade garden. Use it as an accent plant, container plant or ground cover in a woodland garden.

  • Relatively trouble-free, this Toad Lily requires little maintenance, is heavy shade tolerant and deer resistant.
  • Grows up to 24 in. tall (60 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Part shade to full shade lover, this Toad Lily thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, slightly acidic, well drained soils. Don't let the soil dry out! Mulch should be added to reduce water evaporation and maintain moisture.
  • While most other perennials have finished blooming, this delicate beauty is just getting started. Plant it in perennial borders, woodlands, by streams, ponds or by a path or sidewalk where you can enjoy this uncommon charmer as you pass it every day.
  • Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe or in fall. Propagate by division in early spring
  • Native to Taiwan

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Tricyrtis - Toad Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Tricyrtis - Toad Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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