Tricyrtis formosana 'Autumn Glow' Toad Lily



Tricyrtis formosana 'Autumn Glow' has long, upright arching stems of green ovate leaves with wide yellow margins. In mid-late summer purple-red spotted, creamy, triangular, orchid-like blooms appear at the stem apex. With exceptionally wide margins, Tricyrtis 'Autumn Glow' is particularly attractive even when not in bloom.

Although Tricyrtis is one of the best perennials for deep shade, 'Autumn Glow' will perform best in partial rather than full shade. Plant it near a pathway where it gets some bright light and passersby can enjoy its delightful blooms.

Tricyrtis formosana 'Autumn Glow' prefers partial shade and humus-rich, consistently moist soil for best appearance. If soil gets too dry, leaf edges will burn.


  • Common Names: Toad Lily
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Consistently moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 24
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late summer, early fall

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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