Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
Samurai Taiwanese Striped Toad Lily
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Tricyrtis
Item #: 2714
Zones: 6a to 8b, at least
Height: 12" tall
From Mrs. Masaoka of Japan, via Clarence Falstad of Walters Gardens, comes a spectacular golden-edged leaf form of the spreading Tricyrtis. formosana. This easy-to-grow and vigorous woodland plant makes a nice mass of 1' tall stems. In early summer and sporadically into fall, the patches are topped with 1" wide starfish-shaped flowers of white with heavy purple speckling. Toad lilies are best in slightly moist to average garden soils.