Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Aspidistra elatior 'Sei Ryu Ho'
Green Dragon Hall Cast Iron Plant
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Aspidistra
Item #: 7539
Zones: 8a to 10b, possibly colder
Height: 24" tall
This little-known Japanese selection of the Chinese Aspidistra elatior forms an evergreen clump of 2' tall x 3.5" wide, dark green leaves, each spotted with small yellow dots and dashes with a bit of faint white streaking toward the leaf tip. Each leaf, which has dramatically raised veins on the front, is composed of a 6" petiole and an 18" leaf blade. 'Sei Ryu Ho' is Japanese for "green dragon hall". Aspidistra 'Sei Ryu Ho' made it through our cold 2008/9 winter in the upper single digits.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Bloom Time: Winter
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Living Wall
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