Tricytris formosana 'PARADISE YELLOW'

Tricytris formosana
Tricytris formosana  'PARADISE YELLOW'
toad lily
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS combined:yellow and burgundy red
BLOOMING TIME August - September
LOCATION semi-shade / partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
Summer blooms

Quite exotic appearance is what this perennial brings to your garden with its late summer flowering. It comes from Taiwan and is hardy in our climate, too.

Toad lily it is a rhizomatous plant with erect stems bearing wide, alternate, light green with a yellow tint, semi-glossy, orchid-like leaves and unusual star-shaped flowers with 6 heavily spotted petals and stigmas. Flowers of PARADISE YELLOW are a little larger than on other varieties, deep yellow with crimson red spots and blotches.

Grow it in semi-shaded but warm position in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Mulch is recommended all year round to prevent from drying out and as a protection in snow-less winters. It emerges in late spring so we suggest marking the planting spot so that you remember there is something yet to come out, especially in time when all other perennials have showed new growths. Fully hardy to min. -24°C (USDA zone 6).

Last update 15-08-2008

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