Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'

Toad Lily

Photo courtesy of Ball seed

  • Variegated dark green leaves with narrow yellow-cream margins
  • Lavender-pink with heavy purple spotting on arching stems
  • Late summer bloom
  • Forms a tidy clump
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Average Water
Average Water

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers rich, evenly moist soil in part-full shade.  Very long lived and easy to grow.  Late to come out of dormancy in the spring.  Divide every 3-4 years in spring.

Height: 20-24 in
Spread: 6-8 in
Spacing: 8-18 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink
Zone: 5-9
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Border or Bed
  • Container
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage


  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained