Toad Lily
Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tricyrtis (try-SER-tis) (Info)
Species: formosana (for-MOH-sa-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gilt Edge
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Variegated

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Machesney Park, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Fallston, Maryland

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Hopkins, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

, Ontario

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Missouri City, Texas

Tyler, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 15, 2004, jestelleoan from Tyler, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

this plant grows will here and stays green all year. I geathered the seeds as the flower dried and planted them a month or so later. Every seed sprouted. The plant gets no sun and does very well in our acid soil.

Positive

On Aug 14, 2004, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

The earliest of our 12 Toads to bloom, also one of our most vigorous.

The foliage alone is worth the grow.
It has a chartreuse or lime edging that ages to gold by Fall.

The flower's are just the icing on the cake.

Introduced by Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nursery.
Another winner for them.

Put this one near the border, if possible, so views of the plant are not lost in the shuffle.