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Herbaceous Perennial

Tricyrtis flava

bright yellow toad lily

T. flava is a clump-forming perennial to around 60cm tall with widely ovate, mid- to dark green foliage and upward-facing, star-shaped yellow flowers spotted brownish-purple borne in late summer and autumn

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Brown Purple Yellow Green
Autumn Brown Purple Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Liliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Tricyrtis are rhizomatous perennials, sometimes stoloniferous, with erect or arching stems with alternate, sometimes 2-ranked leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers that may be solitary or in terminal or axillary clusters

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moisture-retentive but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich soil in partial shade in a sheltered, humid site; suitable for a woodland garden or shady border; if in moist enough soil in humid conditions may also tolerate sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Cut back old stems as plants die back for the winter

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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