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Aspidistra elatior
@ Elizabethan Gdns, NC

Aspidistra elatior

Cast Iron Plant

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Item #: 844

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

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.



This is the cast iron plant that everyone has grown indoors. Its bold foliage is quite striking in the garden as each leaf, 30" long x 5" wide, emerges singly from the underground root system. We think aspidistra is striking for its evergreen effect in the woodland garden...don't miss the wild red flowers at the base in spring. After a severe winter, you may want to remove the old foliage if it looks weathered.