Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' Toadlily



Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' has upright, arching stems of shiny green leaves with creamy-gold edges. Its small orchid-like blooms with dark purple spots & yellow throats appear in branched clusters in the upper leaf axils and at the stem tips. Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' has a vigorous, rhizomatous habit. Plant this perennial near wood's edge or path side where its unique blooms can be appreciated.

Tricyrtis formosana prefers partial to full, even dense, shade, and medium to wet, humus-rich, well drained soils. Although it is drought tolerant, for best appearance do not allow the soil to dry out.


  • Common Names: Toadlily
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 15-16
  • Width at Maturity: 12-18
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Early to midfall

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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