Tricyrtis formosana Gilt Edge

Toad Lily, Arctic Orchid

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Plant Code: TRGE

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Named for its lance-shaped, shiny dark leaves with irregular streaked margins of creamy yellow. This intricate beauty has heavy purple spotted lavender pink flowers on arching stems.

Beautiful displayed in your favorite vase. This late blooming shade lover will be the talk of your fall garden. Breathtaking!


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2'
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Tricyrtis General Information

Tricyrtis are exotic, orchid-like flowers that bloom profusely in the shade. Perfect for a moist woody spot, Tricyrtis bloom when many other shade lovers are long done. Welcome flowers in the late summer and early fall. Combines well with Hosta and Ferns. Tends to wake late in spring.

Tricyrtis Plant Care

Prefers a moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. Slightly acidic is okay. Seldom needs division, but can be done in spring. Cut back by 1/2 in early June to control height and freshen foliage if needed. May benefit from extra watering during summer heat. Can cut down foliage after killing frost. Will colonize over time. Divide every 3-4 years in spring.