Tricyrtis formosana

Tricyrtis formosana is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial plant. It is native to Taiwan and 南西諸島, Nansei-shotō (otherwise known as 琉球諸島, Ryūkyū-shotō, or Ryukyu Island, Japan). It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. It is also commonly known as the Toad Lily.

Tricyrtis formosana
Tricyrtis formosana

This plant has erect stems that can grow to 80cm or 3ft. The foliage is lance-shaped and spotted. And it also has spotted flowers which are white with purple spots. Tricyrtis formosana flowers are star-shaped. Deadhead the flowers. The flowers are exotic-looking and resemble orchids, they have six petals and a bright yellow throat and appear in lax clusters at top of stalks. It is trouble-free and easy to take care of, it is also deer-resistant.

Tricyrtis formosana
Tricyrtis formosana

Plant Tricyrtis formosana in moist, humus-rich soil in full or partial shade. A sheltered location for colder climates and it might need additional protection during winter in order to survive. Propagate by seeds or by division in early spring. It spreads through rhizomes but slowly. It is disease-free but watches out for slugs and snails.

Tricyrtis formosana
Tricyrtis formosana flower is white with purple dots.
Tricyrtis formosana
Tricyrtis formosana at Kew Garden.

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