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Aspidistra omeiensis 'Jade Ribbons'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Aspidistra omeiensis 'Jade Ribbons'

Jade Ribbons Cast Iron Plant

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Item #: 2119

Zones: 8a to 10b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

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

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From our friend Jim Waddick comes one of the most unique and little-known Chinese species of cast iron plant, discovered in 1977. In foliage, Aspidistra hainanensis 'Jade Ribbons' looks more like a daylily or liriope than an aspidistra. The 2' long x 0.5" wide leaves make a very tight clump, unlike other cast iron plant species. A single plant of Aspidistra hainanensis makes a wonderful, evergreen textural specimen for the woodland garden. For us, it has survived 6 degrees F with only slight foliage damage.