General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Other: Ratty looking, brown foliage will result if plants don't get required shade and moisture
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Other: They are nodal rooters, so be sure that you have at least one node in root cuttings
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Toad Lily

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  • Posted by Trish (Jacksonville, TX - Zone 8a) on May 2, 2022 4:02 PM concerning plant:
    Toad lilies (Tricyrtis formosana) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the garden when few other perennials are blooming. Now there's a new toad lily variety that features more attractive leaves and a longer bloom time. 'Gilt Edge' toad lily produces 1-inch-diameter, deep pink, orchid-like blooms in late summer that last into fall. The real selling point, though, is the leaves. The dollar bill-sized green leaves have golden yellow, jagged edging and stay vibrant into fall. 'Gilt Edge' grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide and can tolerate boggy soils.

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