What makes Tricyrtis 'Tojen' worthy of a GPP is that it has very showy flowers from September into October. Long past when other plants have come and gone Tricyrtis takes its place center stage. This deciduous perennial produces small, pale lavender, lily-like flowers about 1 inch long. This is an excellent plant to be used in a shady border or by itself in a more natural setting where it can be seen up close. Tricyrtis 'Tojen' makes a great specimen plant or works well in combination with Asarum, Carex oshimensis 'Evergold', Helleborus or a number of ferns. Also found as 'Togen'.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow, burgundy
Great Color Partners: purple, dark green, silver
Culture NotesTricyrtis 'Tojen' grows best in moist but well drained, humus-rich soil in deep to partial shade. In colder areas planting in a brighter spot will encourage slightly earlier blooming thus avoiding frost. Do not plant in full sun because the leaves will burn. This plant will form a rhizomatous clump over time. Tricyrtis 'Tojen' should not be allowed to dry out completely and would benefit from a layer of mulch when dormant.
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Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: lavender
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering