• Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
  • Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
  • Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
  • Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'

Toad Lily,
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Exquisite speckled wine-coloured flowers
  • Creamy variegation on the leaf margins
  • A shorter more compact cultivar
  • Moist shady position
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Description

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' is an outstanding variegated cultivar of Tricyrtis formosana with creamy margins to the foliage and speckled wine-coloured flowers. The outer saccate tepals are a darker wine colouration than the thinner inner tepals which are paler with the dark purple spots more noticeable. The stigmatic lobes are mottled and a dark orchrous-red. This cultivar was found in Japan by Clarence Falstad in the garden of a Mrs Masaoka and brought back to Walter Gardens in Michigan where it was subsequently propagated and made more widely available. The creamy leaf margins and utterly beautiful flowers are a winning combination.

A more compact lower-growing cultivar, Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' prefers a moist shady aspect and direct sun should be avoided to ensure the variegation doesn't turn brown. 

Over time it forms a dense colony.

Highly recommended.

Additional Information

Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae
Sub-Family Calochortoideae
Synonyms Compsoa formosana, Tricyrtis formosana var. formosana
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar - type species from Taiwan
Cultivation A moist shady location. Avoid direct sun or dry conditions. Likes a humus-rich slightly acidic soil. Protect from slugs and snails
Eventual Height 50cm
Eventual Spread Spreads slowly by rhizomatous growth to form a dense clumping colony: 50cm-1m
Hardiness Hardy. Appreciates a winter mulch

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'

Toad Lily,
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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