Who could resist the sweet, bright little blooms of this toad lily? In late summer they crop up, intricate in both orchid–like form and the tiny speckles all over the blooms. It's a unique, tropical look for your shade garden in late summer to early fall. If you're using some leafy ground covers through a shady area, this is a nice pop of color to liven up the group. The leaves are interesting too, as they're lightly variegated. This toad lily thrives best in moist soil, but once it's established it can handle some dry shade. Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
Sun Exposure:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:14 - 18 inches
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms late summer to fall
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level.
Winter Care:Best given a winter mulch in zones 4-5. Remove in early spring before growth starts
Growth Rate:Moderate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
Flower Form:1" campanulate with prominent stamens and style, held in loose terminal clusters and in leaf axils