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Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Aspidistra elatior Amanogawa

Milky Way Cast Iron Plant

Item #: 6587

Zones: 8a to 10b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This cast iron plant is the real Milky Way cast iron plant...not the non-striped mutation everyone calls Aspidistra 'Milky Way'. Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa' (Milky Way) makes a tight clump of 18" tall x 2" wide dark green leaves, each heavily spotted with creamy yellow among the longitudinal creamy white and yellow stripes. You'll need a GPS to navigate your way around these contrasting leaf patterns. Occasional sports without stripes should be removed to keep the integrity of the cultivar intact. We doubt Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa' will be hardy much below 15 degrees F, so use this lovely cast iron plant as a container specimen in cold climates.

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