Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'/Samura Toad Lily

Tricyrtis formosana  'Samurai' / Tricyrtis formosana  'Samurai'
A vigorous perennial
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A vigorous perennial

Has dark green foliage in the shade, bleaches in full sun

Has variegated foliage

Creamy edged foliage makes for a striking contrast

In flower in zone 8 in late July

Close-up of small flower

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Scientific Name: Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'
Common Name: Samura Toad Lily
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This rhizomatous plant is valued in the garden because of their unique flowers appear in late summer or early fall. The small, lily-like purple flowers have purple spots and yellow throats. They are displayed above dark green leaves which have creamy edges.