Tricyrtis formosana – Toad Lily

This is a lax open perennial herbaceous plant, growing up to 1M forming a creeping clump from spreading rhizomes. Extraordinary, sculptural, orchid-like flowers; with both the petals and anthers bearing purple spots.

T. formosana brings a wildly exotic feel to any garden. Yet it is a reliable, hardy, tough performer once established. You just need the right woodland-style setting, where it will get plenty of shade and humus rich soil that does not dry out in summer.

Click here to view the Tricyrtis formosana page in Karin’s Garden.