Thursday, 25 October 2018

Tricyrtis formosana (Toad Lily)

Toad Lily, Tricyrtis formosana

With the colours in the gardens turning autumnal, predominately red, yellow, orange and brown, a delicate little flower is bucking the trend. In the slightly shady, far end of the herbaceous border, at the tips of stems 80-90cm in height, are the purple freckled flowers of the Toad Lily, Tricyrtis formosana. These fascinating flowers are a true delight on a cold autumn day.   

Purple freckled flower of the Toad Lily


  1. I have grown this lovely tough little plant for many decades. Unfortunately my normally moist site was flooded last Winter. I have lost many but others are convalescing.
    It never seems to grow if it is a Garden centre type

    1. Hi Roger. It is a tough little plant, this plant is bulking up well and has many stems so is making quite a show, not seen enough in gardens, well worth growing.