Aspidistra sichuanensis

Crisp Chinese Cast Iron Plant

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Item #: 5198

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

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

(aka: Aspidistra crispa) Aspidistra sichuanensis, which we originally offered as A. fimbriata, makes a clump of 2-3" wide pendent-tipped leaves that can reach a length of more than 2'. The very dark green foliage is nicely highlighted by large yellow spots. Aspidistra sichuanensis has survived 12 degrees F in our garden, but with some leaf burn. If you watch around the base of the stalks in October, you will notice what appears to be small, shriveled reddish prunes with the tops severed off...that's what you get for flowers...a great gag gift for the pansy and petunia crowd.