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

Aspidistra elatior Okame

Okame Striped Cast Iron Plant

Item #: 2314

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

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

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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.

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