Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’

(Samurai toad lily)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Toad lilies are valued garden plants because of their unique flowers, ability to flower in shade and late summer to fall bloom time. ‘Samurai’ is perhaps best know for its golden-edged foliage and compact form. It is a vigorous, rhizomatous plant which only grows 12-18″ tall (about 1/2 the size of the species). Features small, purple, lily-like flowers (1 inch long) with dark purple spotting and yellow throats. Each flower has six showy tepals (similar appearing sepals and petals). Flowers are arranged in branched clusters (cymes) primarily at the stem ends but also in the upper leaf axils. Broadly lance-shaped, shiny dark green leaves (to 4″ long) have creamy golden edges, parallel veins, hairy undersides and clasping leaf bases.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

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Additional information

Common Name

Samurai toad lily

Botanical Name

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


1 to 1.5'


0.5 to 0.75'

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs


Blooming Period

Late summer through fall

Flower Color

Purple with darker purple spotting



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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