Tricyrtis formosa 'Samurai'


Tricyrtis formosana, commonly called toad lily, is an herbaceous shade-loving perennial of the lily family that typically grows in a spreading clump to 2-3’ tall. ‘Samurai’ is a compact form that is particularly noted for its attractive creamy golden-edged foliage. It typically grows in a clump to 12-18” tall, but will spread over time to 36” wide. Foliage provides interesting variegated color to shady landscape areas prior to the late summer bloom of the contrasting purple spotted flowers with yellow throats.


Common Name: toad lily
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 1 to 1 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: White with purple spotting
Sun: Part shade to full shade