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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'
 
Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata' - Striped Cast Iron Plant

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata' (Striped Cast Iron Plant) - This perennial has 24 to 36 inch long deep green leaves that are striped longitudinally with creamy white. The leaves rise vertically from a slowly spreading rhizome to eventually form dense clumps. Aspidistra elatior has the ability to grow in adverse conditions, such as in dark shade areas under eaves or interior courtyards, or in filtered light. Although able to survive these conditions for even extended dry periods, it requires well-drained soil and looks best with regular irrigation and fertilizing during spring and summer. Water occasionally to moderately and dust or hose off the leaves to keep them attractive. Cream and purple colored flowers in spring are at ground level and are pollinated by snails - while interesting they are rarely seen and not showy. Hardy to 0 degrees F.  This description is based on research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'.