Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’

(Gilt Edge Toad Lily)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Gilt Edge’ is a compact form with variegated foliage that typically grows in a clump to 12-24” tall, but will spread over time to 36” wide. Oblong leaves (4-6” long) have (as suggested by the cultivar name) irregular creamy white to chartreuse margins. Leaves generally remain attractive throughout the growing season.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

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Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, humusy, slightly acidic soils in part shade. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. This plant will naturalize in the garden by creeping rhizomes to form dense colonies over time in a non-invasive manner.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Gilt Edge Toad Lily

Botanical Name

Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


1 to 1.5'


1 to 2 '

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period

Late summer through fall

Flower Color

Purple with darker purple spotting



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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