Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Toad Lily-Formosa|
This variegated selection raises the bar in Tricyrtis breeding. The foliage remains consistantly clean all season and demonstrates superior vigor, even in late summer.
True to its name, 'Gilt Edge' has green, lance-shaped leaves edged in creamy yellow. The gracefully arching stems support these leaves which are arranged in a ladder-like fashion.
Beginning in late summer, white, orchid-like flowers heavily spotted and streaked with purple appear. They are a welcome site considering most other plants are finished for the season by this time. Plant Tricyrtis near the front of the border or along pathways where its unique flowers can be viewed at close range.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Tricrytis performs best in humus-rich, evenly moist soil in partial to full shade. It is very long-lived and easy to grow. It tends to be a late-riser, so don't worry if you don't see this plant coming up with other perennials in early spring. Your patience will be greatly rewarded. This species spreads to form wide clumps. Division is recommended every 3-4 years in spring to maintain vigor.