Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge'

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Foliage Won't "Brown Out" or Look Tired, as Other Toad Lilies Can

Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge' looks so exotic, with its combination of big, creamy-edged leaves and exquisite spotted pink blooms, that nobody need know it's a cinch to grow. Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge' is a shade- and moisture-loving toad lily, ready to flower for weeks during the dull late summer to early fall season when the garden is at one of those awkward "in between" stages.

Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge' is showier than most formosan toad lilies, with long, elegant leaves the size of dollar bills, jaggedly edged in a creamy yellow that varies leaf by leaf. Vigorous and attractive all season, it doesn't "brown out" toward the end of summer, as some toad lilies will, but stays as fresh and clean as though the leaves were newly unfurled. The blooms may remind you of orchids. Just an inch across, they stand out brilliantly, their deep pink petals merrily spotted in deep purple. Expect them to keep coming for several weeks, offering a terrific color show in the garden.

Plant Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge' in the shade garden, giving it more sun in the North than in the South. It will colonize readily if you allow it room, so clear a wide area and get ready to watch this toad lily make itself at home. A good companion to ferns and hostas, it reaches 20 to 24 inches tall and up to 30 inches wide in evenly moist (not boggy or wet) soil. If you're planting more than one, space them about 2 feet apart to give them room to spread.


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Genus Tricyrtis
Species formosana
Variety 'Gilt Edge'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
Bloom Start To End Late Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 20 in - 24 in
Plant Width 20 in - 2 ft 6 in
Bloom Size 1 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Variegated
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Dark Purple
Foliage Color Variegated
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Beds, Border, Containers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

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