Go Back Toad Lily Gilt Edge

Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'

Plant Type: Perennials

Green, lance shaped leaves edged in creamy yellow.  Gracefully arching stems support the small, white, orchid like flowers heavily spotted and streaked with purple.  A unique perennial for the shade that provides late season interest. Flowers appear in late summer, and are a welcome site, as many other plants are finished for the season by this time. 

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.

Flower Color

white with purple specks

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty', Fern-Japanese Painted

Plant Height

24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

average and consistent

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Cut flower, Mass plantings, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

late summer to early fall

Critter Resistance


part to full shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests