Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'


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Description :

This 'Samurai' toad lily was found in Madam Masaoka's garden (Japan) and is one of the rare, variegated forms of Tricyrtis.

Its graceful stems bear numerous alternate leaves, which are green edged with yellow. At the end of the summer, the strange white with purple blue spotted flowers appear at the ends of the stems.

"Tricyrtis are a must-have plant for a shady garden. Their late flowers add a whimsical flourish before the big winter sleep."

To make the most of its beautifully variegated foliage, we like to combine it with darker foliage plants, such as: Cimicifuga 'Brunette', Heuchera 'Black Beauty', Ophiopogon 'Black Dragon' or Athyrium 'Pictum'.

In a Japanese garden we plant it at the edge of a shady border or under trees together with other Japanese perennials: Cyrtomium falcatum, Athyrium, Polygonatum humile, Ophiopogon.

Grow in humus-rich, moist soil, which is well-drained in winter.

Tricyrtis are quite hardy, but in rigorous winter conditions require well-drained soil and protection with an organic mulch. Too much damp and frost will cause the tuberous roots to perish.

- 12 cm pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm

- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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