|Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'|
This herbaceous perennial is native to Japan. A wonderful plant
for part shade, loves the clay soil we have here, does not mind the hot summers nor the past two extreme cold winters.
But, I found just two varieties suitable for Central Florida, Toad Lily Sinonome and Gilt Edge .
Most of the Toad Lily varieties prefer the cooler temperatures of growing zone 8 and cooler.
The plant forms nice compact mounts about 3 ft tall, and during
fall it is covered in attractive and unusual flowers, looking like delicate little orchids.
|a mass of flowers|