Aspidistra elatior 'Okame'
Okame Striped Cast Iron Plant
Item #: 2314
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 30" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
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(syn: A. elatior 'Variegata') Aspidistra 'Okame' is one of the most asked about cast iron plants in our garden, but we haven't had enough to offer for years...until now. The 30" tall, dark green upright leaves are highlighted with dramatic vertical white stripes...think a milk truck spill. In the Deep South, this slowly expanding clumper makes a bold evergreen accent even in dark shade. At the northern end of the range Aspidistra 'Okame' may suffer from winter burn which is easily relieved by a spring haircut. The bizarre flowers of this cast iron plant, resembling a dwarf pepperoni pizza, occur at the leaf base in very early spring.