Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty'

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Toad Lily

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Dark green foliage, heavily spotted in dark purple, gives this Toad Lily the overall effect of darker flowers than other species or cultivars.
Valued for its late season flower which resembles an orchid.

Height

30 Inches

Spread

24-30 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

September-October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Useful in pond-side plantings where the area is constantly moist. Prefers constant moisture, but will grow quite well in a regular garden situation as long as there is not a long period of dryness. Will spread to make a nice colony, but should not be considered aggressive.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Monkshood (Aconitum ), Miniature Goat's Beard (Aruncus aethusifolius), Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex oshimensis), Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Ragwort, Senecio (Ligularia stenocephala), Meadow Rue, Lavender Mist (Thalictrum rochebrunianum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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