Tricyrtis flava

Dwarf Golden Toad Lily

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Item #: 1917

Zones: 6a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Tricyrtis flava is a "vulnerable" Japanese endemic species that is without a doubt one of the finest members of the toad lily family, and certainly one of the least known. The foliage emerges in spring with dramatic dark purple spotting, that soon ages to dark green, before disappearing in the heat of summer. In early fall, the short, compact clumps are topped with clusters of quarter-sized clear yellow, upward-facing flowers, each held above the foliage by a 4" stem. A mass of Tricyrtis flava in the woodland garden is just like a bowl of good ice cream.... indescribable!