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Tricyrtis formosana (Toadlily)

AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,989

I am the proud owner of a Toadlily - couldn't leave it in the garden centre! I have never seen one let alone looked after one so any tips would be gratefully received. 


My garden and I live in South Wales. 


  • I've had one of these for many years. Like you I couldn't resist. I planted it in a spot that gets sun and shade depending on time of day, water it when dry and it's doing well.  It dies back in winter then re-emerges in late spring. No problems.

  • I love these. Seem tough as old boots. Mine is planted in heavy clay with no improvement added, at the north side of our house, partially under a porch. It might recieve a n hour or so of sun on a good summer day. The soil was pretty heavy and yuck all winter, nearly bone dry all summer. I really neglected that boarder this summer, the hardy geraniums were giving up on life. It has nearly tripled in size since I got it last summer and is now flowering like crazy.

  • I think next summer I will try and take some cuttings from mine and spread it around  abit.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,728

    They need a bit of shade, otherwise they are fairly easy.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Mine is in a large pot in semi-shade.  No problems.

    Rainbowfish. . . couldn't you divide it?  I did.

    SW Scotland
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,989

    Thanks everyone - just scouting out a spot for it.

    May keep in pot initially in case I change my mind on position (plus easier up keep slugs off!)


    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
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