Tricyrtis ‘Taipei Silk’

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

What makes Tricyrtis 'Taipei Silk' 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, white, lily-like flowers about 1 inch long with violet-lavender edging. 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 'Taipei Silk' makes a great specimen plant or works well in combination with Asarum, Carex oshimensis 'Evergold', Helleborus or a number of ferns.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: early autumn flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow, burgundy

Great Color Partners: purple, dark green, silver

Culture Notes
Tricyrtis 'Taipei Silk' grows best in moist but well drained, humus-rich soil in light to deep 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 'Taipei Silk' should not be allowed to dry out completely and would benefit from a layer of mulch when dormant.